dampener dampener

Definition(s):

  • (n) a device that dampens or moistens something

Usage(s):

  1. So far, growing prosperity has acted as a dampener, not a multiplier, on aspirations for political liberalization.
  2. Without this mad blaze of confidence, her next novel might have been a hanky dampener.
  3. Smith's ending is not quite a hanky dampener, but it does bend a hard tale of murder and mine disaster a long way toward the never-never of historical romance.

News

  • Lights 4 Living Respond to Sound Absorbing Lamp

    Lighting specialists, Lights 4 Living, have responded to news of a lamp which not only provides light, but also acts as a sound dampener. (PRWeb August 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11019055.htm
    on August 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Unfortunately, Gary has a calf strain again which is a real dampener for the boy and for us," said Ferguson. "He is not back to square one but it is certainly something we could have done without. I don't think it is a long one but it is...
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sportinglife.co.za

  2. Finance Minister P Chidambaram yesterday said in Davos: "Our interest rates are set in order to contain inflation but if (high interest rate) is a dampener to growth, we will respond through appropriate fiscal and monetary measures."
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: P Chidambaram Source: Financial Express

  3. "I feel like I'm right on pace, normally this is about April [in my season] so it's about right," Woods said. "I hurt myself early, that put a dampener on things."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: ESPN.co.uk

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