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dampen

US [ˈdæmpən]
UK ['dæmpən]
  • v.抑制;弄湿;使潮湿
  • Web减弱;减震;沮丧
Simple Present:dampens  Present Participle:dampening  Past Tense:dampened  
dampen
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v.
1.
~ sth
弄湿;使潮湿to make sth slightly wet
Perspiration dampened her face and neck.
她的脸和脖子都汗津津的。
He dampened his hair to make it lie flat.
他把头发弄湿,梳得平平的。
2.
~ sth
抑制,控制,减弱(感情、反应等)to make sth such as a feeling or a reaction less strong
None of the setbacks could dampen his enthusiasm for the project.
任何挫折都不能减弱他对这个项目的热情。
She wasn't going to let anything dampen her spirits today.
她不想让任何事情来影响她今天的兴致。

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