damp down

damp down
To close down a furnace, etc (dampˈing-downˈ noun)
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damp down variant UK US
Main entry: damp

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  • damp down — index diminish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • damp down — PHRASAL VERB To damp down something such as a strong emotion, an argument, or a crisis means to make it calmer or less intense. [V P n (not pron)] His hand moved to his mouth as he tried to damp down the panic... [be V ed P] The entire spending… …   English dictionary

  • damp down — /ˌdæmp daυn/ verb to reduce ● to damp down demand for domestic consumption of oil …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • damp down — See: damp III …   English dictionary

  • damp down something — ˌdamp ˈdown sth derived to make an emotion or a feeling less strong Main entry: ↑dampderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • damp down a fire — extinguish a fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • damp — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slightly wet. ► NOUN ▪ moisture in the air, on a surface, or in a solid. ► VERB 1) make damp. 2) (damp down) control or restrain (a feeling or situation). 3) (damp down …   English terms dictionary

  • damp — damp1 [dæmp] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Low German] 1.) slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way ▪ Wipe the leather with a damp cloth. ▪ a cold, damp day 2.) damp squib BrE informal something that is intended to be exciting, effective etc,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • damp — I UK [dæmp] / US adjective ** something that is damp is slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way or when it should be dry a cold damp basement room The wood won t burn if it s damp. Cover the bowl with a warm damp cloth. Derived words: damply… …   English dictionary

  • damp — Synonyms and related words: abate, abridge, absorb the shock, acoustic tile, afterdamp, allay, alleviate, antiknock, arrest, asperge, asphyxiate, assimilate to, assuage, attemper, attenuate, baffle, baffler, balance, bank the fire, beat down,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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