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  1. damper

    • IPA[ˈdampə]

    英式

    • n.
      a person or thing that has a subduing or inhibiting effect;a pad silencing a piano string except when removed by means of a pedal or by the note being struck.
    • noun: damper, plural noun: dampers

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    • 1. a person or thing that has a subduing or inhibiting effect this will be a damper on the liberal agenda for the next couple of years
    • a pad silencing 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 oscillation in an electric motor or generator.
    • a movable metal plate in a flue or chimney, used to regulate the draught and so control the rate of combustion.
    • 2. Australian, New Zealand an unleavened loaf or cake of flour and water baked in wood ashes.
    • adj.
      slightly wet: her hair was still damp from the shower
    • n.
      moisture diffused through the air or a solid substance or condensed on a surface, typically ... the house reeked of mold and damp
    • v.
      make (something) slightly wet: damp a small area with water

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      slightly wet: her hair was still damp from the shower damp November evenings
    • n.
      moisture diffused through the air or a solid substance or condensed on a surface, typically ... the house reeked of mould and damp
    • v.
      make (something) slightly wet: damp a small area with water

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      have a depressing, subduing, or inhibiting effect on

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      have a subduing or inhibiting effect on

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      impervious to damp: any damp-proof membrane must be effective
    • v.
      make impervious to damp by using a damp course: the foundation has been properly damp-proofed

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      moisture absorbed from the ground into a wall: he is looking at ways to halt rising damp

    Oxford Dictionary

    • v.
      dry (something) until it is only damp: the machine automatically washes, rinses, and damp-dries

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • v.
      dry (something wet) until it is only damp: damp-dry the fish with kitchen paper

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈdampər]

    美式

    • n.
      a person or thing that has a depressing, subduing, or inhibiting effect: another damper on reactor development was the problem of safeguards

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