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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Damp \Damp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Damped; p. pr. & vb. n. Damping.] [OE. dampen to choke, suffocate. See Damp, n.] 1. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage. "To damp your tender hopes." --Akenside. [1913 Webster] Usury dulls and damps all industries, improvements, and new inventions, wherein money would be stirring if it were not for this slug. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] How many a day has been damped and darkened by an angry word! --Sir J. Lubbock. [1913 Webster] The failure of his enterprise damped the spirit of the soldiers. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]