PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n
To put a dampener on something means the same as to put a damper on it.

Boy, did this woman know how to put a dampener on your day.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • dampener — 1887, agent noun from DAMPEN (Cf. dampen) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dampener — noun a device that dampens or moistens something he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them • Syn: ↑moistener • Derivationally related forms: ↑moisten (for: ↑moistener), ↑dampen …   Useful english dictionary

  • dampener — dampen ► VERB 1) make damp. 2) make less strong or intense. DERIVATIVES dampener noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dampener — noun see dampen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dampener — See dampen. * * * …   Universalium

  • dampener — noun A device that moistens or dampens something …   Wiktionary

  • Dampener — Увлажняющий аппарат; Валик увлажняющего аппарата, увлажняющий валик …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • dampener — damp|en|er [ dæmpənər ] see DAMPER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dampener — n. someone or something that dampens; device which moistens fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dampener — damp·en·er …   English syllables

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