damp-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: lessen in force or effect, restrain, weaken

Commentary: NP1[agent] DAMP NP2[patient]

A little more policy tightening might have damped the fluctuations
Where the suspension has damped the vibration.
I damped the strings I wasn't playing with the heel of my hand.
The pastor's death damped the joyous atmosphere of the
I damped her excitement with talk of filing taxes.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: damp.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4