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a person or thing that has a depressing, subduing, or inhibiting effect:another damper on reactor development was the problem of safeguards Music a pad that silences a piano string except when removed by means of a pedal or by the note being struck. a device for reducing mechanical vibration, in particular a shock absorber on a motor vehicle. a conductor used to reduce hunting in an electric motor or generator. a movable metal plate in a flue or chimney, used to regulate the draft and so control the rate of combustion.