Dampen – meaning of the word and examples

Damp to make something slightly wet. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To check or diminish the activity or vigour of: Deaden. (Merriam – Webster)

To dampen something such as someone’s enthusiasm or excitement means to make it less livery or intense. (Collins Dictionary)

Make slightly wet. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Example

CEOs’ lack of success metrics dampens digital prospects.

https://www.cio.com/article/3191873/cio-role/ceos-lack-of-success-metrics-dampen-digital-prospects.html

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