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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 damp·en /ˈdæmpən/
 (vt.)弄濕,使衰減(vi.)變濕,喪氣

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Damp·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. dampened p. pr. & vb. n. dampening.]
 1. To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
 2. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
    In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.   --The Century.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Damp·en, v. i. To become damp; to deaden.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dampen
      v 1: smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity" [syn: stifle]
           [ant: stimulate]
      2: make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows" [syn: moisten,
          wash]
      3: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping [syn: muffle,
          mute, dull, damp, tone down]
      4: reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
      5: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible;
         "muffle the message" [syn: deaden, damp]
      6: check; keep in check (a fire)
      7: lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
         [syn: damp, soften, weaken, break]