damped vs dampened : Common Errors in English

About damped vs dampened

When the vibration of a wheel is reduced it is damped, but when youdrive through a puddle your tire is dampened. “Dampened” always has todo with wetting, if only metaphorically: “The announcement that Bob’sparents were staying home after all dampened the spirits of theparty-goers.” The parents are being a wet blanket.

damped in News

  1. Sinopec Tumbles as Output Sinks Huaneng: China Overnight

    Chinese equities fell in New York for the first time in three days, led by China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. and Huaneng Power International Inc., after slower growth in industrial output and exports damped prospects for expansion in the world’s largest developing economy.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  2. German Industrial Output Jumps Most in a Year on Construction

    German industrial production surged the most in more than a year in April as construction activity surged after an unusually long winter damped output.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

dampened in News

  1. Blackhawks fans brave storms to attend sold-out Stanley Cup Finals game

    Fans entered the Madhouse two hours before the puck dropped due to the weather, but spirits were anything but dampened.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  2. Tourism's mission hampered, but not stopped, by Denver-Tokyo delays

    The rain falling here Wednesday amplified the dampened mood that some tourism officials felt as they made their big pitch to the travel industry, months late and to a smaller audience than they would have had if the delays had not occurred.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  3. Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises fall on outlook

    Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. fell Tuesday after the independent bottler warned that economic factors that have "dampened" its fiscal second-quarter expectations. THE SPARK: The Atlanta-based ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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