dampening dampening  /ˈdæm pə nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of making something slightly wet

Usage(s):

  1. Most NDEs change those who have them, dampening or obliterating any fear of death.
  2. A standoff ensued, dampening the slowly warming relations between the two countries and putting cooperation on a number of issues on hold.
  3. The small-timers' absence from the stock market is dampening the averages and reducing business for brokerage houses.

News

  1. Weather limits use of water park, golf courses

    COLUMBUS -- This spring’s cool, wet weather is dampening attendance at Pawnee Plunge Water Park and keeping players off the city-run golf courses.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Columbus Telegram

  2. Indian Shares Rise On Global Cues

    Indian shares rose on Monday, tracking firm global cues after the U.S. jobs report showed the economy is growing modestly but probably not enough to warrant a cut in the Fed's bond-buying program. The Indian rupee hit a record low of 57.50 against the dollar in early trading, dampening investor sentiment to some extent.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: RTT News

  3. Happy National Doughnut Day! Here's Where To Get Free Doughnuts

    With a soggy Friday dampening spirits, at least we have a fake food holiday to distract us from our weather misery. To celebrate National Doughnut Day, many of our fine doughnut purveyors—and chain restaurants—are offering gratis grub in the form of fried dough if you stop by their bakeries. While you likely won't get a free Cronut out of the deal, you can still stuff your face with sugar-soaked ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  • "For some months, the Board has recognised that stronger economic conditions were likely to put upward pressure on inflation, notwithstanding some dampening influence from the higher exchange rate," said RBA governor Glenn Stevens in a prepared...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Glenn Stevens Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Word of the Day
repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /