Definition of dampener in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdamp(ə)nə/


A thing that has a restraining or subduing effect: television and booze, those twin dampeners of the revolutionary spirit
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  • Of course, none of this has put a dampener on the Championship celebrations - nothing could put a dampener on that.
  • We had such a wonderful day and can no longer look back on our memories on the film, which put a bit of a dampener on things.
  • She said: ‘Last year we were in the grip of the foot and mouth crisis and it really put a dampener on the celebrations.’


put a dampener on

another way of saying put a damper on (see damper).

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