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damping British & World English

A reduction in the amplitude of an oscillation as a result of energy being drained from the system to overcome frictional or other resistive forces

damp British & World English

Make (something) slightly wet

critical damping British & World English

Damping just sufficient to prevent oscillations

damping off in damping British & World English

The death of young seedlings as a result of a fungal infection encouraged by damp conditions

damp something down in damp British & World English

Make a fire burn less strongly by reducing the flow of air to it