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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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dampen
Definition:
To make damp.

Synonyms:

noun
dampen
break, damp, dull, moisten, muffle, mute, soften, stifle, tone down, wash, weaken.
verb
change
dampen, stifle.
de-motivate
curb, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, paralyze, stifle, throttle, de-motivate.
deject
deject, dismay.
dissuade
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, daunt, deflect, depress, derail, deter, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, inhibit, intimidate, prevent, restrain.
make wet
bedew, besprinkle, dabble, humidify, moisten, rinse, spray, sprinkle, water, wet.
moisten
humidify, moisten, splash, splatter, spray, sprinkle, water, wet.
spoil spirits
allay, check, chill, cloud, cool, curb, dash, deaden, deject, depress, diminish, discourage, dismay, dispirit, dull, humble, inhibit, moderate, muffle, mute, restrain, stifle.
Examples of usage:
  1. Dampen with boiling water and thin with cold milk to a batter which will keep its shape on a griddle. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  2. He said nothing, however, to dampen the ardor of his partner. – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  3. Merely listening to my tale will dampen your skin. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. I will go down and ask the landlord in strict confidence how they dampen their stoves in Ansbach." – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  5. Dorothy and Ned were evidently enjoying themselves as well as those at front, for, it seemed to Tavia that Dorothy's laugh had not rung out so jolly in many weeks- so much had happened lately to dampen mirthful spirits. – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose

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