[ UK /dˈæmpənɐ/ ]
  1. a device that dampens or moistens something
    he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them
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How To Use dampener In A Sentence

  • But boil-in-the-bag curry - again - can put a dampener on returning to base. Times, Sunday Times
  • She said: ‘Last year we were in the grip of the foot and mouth crisis and it really put a dampener on the celebrations.’
  • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them
  • To use it to describe one's negative reaction to an author's treatment of a text creates a dissonance of sorts - rape is bad, usually refers to things that women/men suffer at the hands of men/women, and has become something of a conversation killer/dampener due to the semantics and paralanguage embedded these days (especially in the US - I'd argue mostly due to rape survivor advocacy centers not not to any sort of puissant puritanism still lingering in my country). On Profanity: 4
  • The wet weather put the dampeners on most of the grass fires that ignite during the usually drier summer months.
  • But injuries to her jaw meant she was unable to chew, putting a real dampener on the Christmas celebrations.
  • The team had a great time and the only dampener on their visit was the rain at the closing ceremony.
  • The weather did its best to put a dampener on things, but it could not stop the 2004 Bradford Mela being one of the best ever.
  • This article introduces the design principle of automatic intelligent wheat dampener.
  • Pulsation dampeners shall be supplied at inlet, and outlet, to meet API 618 requirements for 2% peak to peak pulsation at customer flange.
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