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The Universal Dictionary

dampen

['dæmpən]

гл.

  1. = dampen down расхолаживать, умерять, охлаждать (пыл), угнетать, подавлять

    1. увлажнять, намачивать, смачивать

    2. становиться влажным; отсыревать

Learning (En-Ru)

dampen

['dæmpən]

v

  1. смачивать

    • to dampen smb's spirits — ухудшить настроение

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Spring-loaded menus that bounce onto the screen and gradually dampen their oscillations may be great fun to code and great fun for a short-term user dropping by for five minutes to let off steam.
Меню, которые скачут по экрану, постепенно уменьшая амплитуду скачков, наверное, выглядят забавно. Возможно, программисту приятно было отвлечься на время от рутинной работы и сделать полушутливый интерфейс.
Crane, Dave,Pascarello, Eric / Ajax in ActionКрейн, Дейв,Паскарелло, Эрик / Ajax в действии
Ajax в действии
Крейн, Дейв,Паскарелло, Эрик
© 2006 by Manning Publications Co.
© Издательский дом "Вильямс", 2006
Ajax in Action
Crane, Dave,Pascarello, Eric
© 2006 by Manning Publications Co.
For 20 years my studies keep coming back with the same answer ... you dampen the efficiency of a system by using fixed targets.
В течение 20 лет мои исследования продолжают давать тот же самый ответ... Вы снижаете эффективность системы, используя фиксированные лимиты.
Williams, Larry / Long-term secrets to short-term tradingВильямc, Ларри / Долгосрочные секреты краткосрочной торговли
Долгосрочные секреты краткосрочной торговли
Вильямc, Ларри
© 1999 by Larry Williams
© Перевод на русский язык,оформление "ИК "Аналитика" 2001
Long-term secrets to short-term trading
Williams, Larry
© 1999 by Larry Williams
Sweat was dampening her skin already, and a fresh mosquito bite had appeared on her forearm.
Она уже хорошенько вспотела, и комары вовсю кусали ее голые руки.
Brooks, Terry / Running with the demonБрукс, Терри / Бегущая с демоном
Бегущая с демоном
Брукс, Терри
Running with the demon
Brooks, Terry
© 1997 by Terry Brooks
More importantly, this also dampens any momentum for reforming and restructuring the gas sector and for providing transparent and stable terms for third party access to oil companies and independent gas producers.
Важнее то, что соглашение также ослабляет импульс к реформированию и реструктуризации газового сектора, к созданию ясных и стабильных условий работы и доступа к газопроводу для нефтяных компаний и независимых производителей газа.
© 2010 OECD/IEA
© 2010 OECD/IEA
The cottonine obtained by this method can be used not only for high-quality flax or mixed thread but also as an ecologically clean sound-dampening material in automobiles.
Полученный таким способом котонин может быть использован не только для высококачественной льняной или смесовой пряжи, но и в качестве экологически чистого звукопоглощающего материала в автомобилях.
The coating is applied to each reinforced part individually through pressuring the rubbing rod onto the surface of the revolving part, the contact area being simultaneously dampened with a certain liquid.
Покрытие наносится индивидуально на каждую упрочняемую деталь посредством прижатия к поверхности вращающейся детали натирающего прутка с одновременным смачиванием зоны контакта жидкостью определённого состава.
If any error made at one stage of the calculations is eventually dampened out, the method is called stable.
Если любая ошибка, полученная на одном этапе вычислений, в конце концов уменьшается, то метод называют устойчивым.
Mathews, John H.,Fink, Kurtis D. / Numerical Methods Using MatlabМэтьюз, Джон, Г.,Финк, Куртис, Д. / Численные методы. Использование MATLAB
Численные методы. Использование MATLAB
Мэтьюз, Джон, Г.,Финк, Куртис, Д.
© Издательский дом "Вильямс", 2001
© Prentice Hall, Inc., 1999
Numerical Methods Using Matlab
Mathews, John H.,Fink, Kurtis D.
In Mexico and Brazil, for example, optimism generated by strong growth was dampened by the possibility of an economic slowdown in the United States.
В Мексике и Бразилии, например, оптимизм, порожденный значительным ростом, был охлажден возможностью замедления темпов экономического роста в США.
© 2010 IFC
© 2010 IFC
Angie dampened a paper towel and tried to do something with her hot, tear-streaked face.
Намочив бумажное полотенце, Энжи попыталась вытереть заплаканное лицо.
Beagle, Peter / El RegaloБигл, Питер / Дар
Дар
Бигл, Питер
© Peater Beagle. El Regalo. 2006
El Regalo
Beagle, Peter
© 2006 by Peter S. Beagle
" He tossed the dampened fold of bills in front of Stark contemptuously.
– Он презрительно швырнул под нос Старку его влажную от пота пачку.
Jones, James / From Here to EternityДжонс, Джеймс / Отныне и вовек
Отныне и вовек
Джонс, Джеймс
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
From Here to Eternity
Jones, James
© 1951 by James Jones
© renewed 1991 by Gloria Jones, James Anthony Phillipe Jones, and Kaylie Anne Jones
Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth lightly dampened with mild detergent solution.
Трудно выводимые загрязнения можно удалить при помощи ткани, немного смоченной слабым очищающим раствором.
©ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
The antirecoil mechanism allows dampening the recoil energy many fold, while increasing its duration approximately in the same proportion.
Противооткатное устройство позволяет многократно уменьшить силу отдачи, одновременно, примерно во столько же раз, увеличивается время ее действия.
The barrel oscillations are dampened more effectively as there is a pause between recoil and counterrecoil and the barrel does not hit the support when in the front position.
Лучше гасятся колебания ствола, так как между откатом и накатом выдерживается пауза, а в переднем положении не происходит удара ствола по опоре.
Inflation in respect of health insurance costs, which had run at twice the normal rate of inflation, had been somewhat dampened with the establishment of health maintenance organizations.
Инфляция в отношении затрат на медицинское страхование, которое раньше вдвое превышали обычные ставки инфляции, несколько снизилась в связи с созданием организаций по поддержанию здоровья.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010

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dampen1/5
'dæmpənVerbрасхолаживать; умерять; охлаждать; угнетать; подавлятьExamples

to dampen smb.'s spirits — портить кому-л. настроение

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Collocations

dampen sound
заглушать звук
dampen the enthusiasm
ослабить энтузиазм
dampening apparatus
увлажняющий аппарат
dampening down
снижение
dampening roller
увлажняющий валик
noise dampening device
звукозаглушающее устройство
alcohol dampening
увлажнение спиртовым раствором
dampening fluid
увлажняющий раствор
dampening form roller
накатной увлажняющий валик
dampening mechanism
увлажняющий аппарат
dampening system
увлажняющий аппарат
dampening system rollers
валики увлажняющего аппарата
dampening unit
узел увлажняющего аппарата
hydrophilic dampening roll
увлажняющий валик с гидрофильной поверхностью
paper dampening unit
устройство для увлажнения бумаги

Word forms

dampen

verb
Basic forms
Pastdampened
Imperativedampen
Present Participle (Participle I)dampening
Past Participle (Participle II)dampened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I dampenwe dampen
you dampenyou dampen
he/she/it dampensthey dampen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am dampeningwe are dampening
you are dampeningyou are dampening
he/she/it is dampeningthey are dampening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have dampenedwe have dampened
you have dampenedyou have dampened
he/she/it has dampenedthey have dampened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been dampeningwe have been dampening
you have been dampeningyou have been dampening
he/she/it has been dampeningthey have been dampening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I dampenedwe dampened
you dampenedyou dampened
he/she/it dampenedthey dampened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was dampeningwe were dampening
you were dampeningyou were dampening
he/she/it was dampeningthey were dampening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had dampenedwe had dampened
you had dampenedyou had dampened
he/she/it had dampenedthey had dampened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been dampeningwe had been dampening
you had been dampeningyou had been dampening
he/she/it had been dampeningthey had been dampening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will dampenwe shall/will dampen
you will dampenyou will dampen
he/she/it will dampenthey will dampen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be dampeningwe shall/will be dampening
you will be dampeningyou will be dampening
he/she/it will be dampeningthey will be dampening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have dampenedwe shall/will have dampened
you will have dampenedyou will have dampened
he/she/it will have dampenedthey will have dampened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been dampeningwe shall/will have been dampening
you will have been dampeningyou will have been dampening
he/she/it will have been dampeningthey will have been dampening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would dampenwe should/would dampen
you would dampenyou would dampen
he/she/it would dampenthey would dampen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be dampeningwe should/would be dampening
you would be dampeningyou would be dampening
he/she/it would be dampeningthey would be dampening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have dampenedwe should/would have dampened
you would have dampenedyou would have dampened
he/she/it would have dampenedthey would have dampened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been dampeningwe should/would have been dampening
you would have been dampeningyou would have been dampening
he/she/it would have been dampeningthey would have been dampening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am dampenedwe are dampened
you are dampenedyou are dampened
he/she/it is dampenedthey are dampened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being dampenedwe are being dampened
you are being dampenedyou are being dampened
he/she/it is being dampenedthey are being dampened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been dampenedwe have been dampened
you have been dampenedyou have been dampened
he/she/it has been dampenedthey have been dampened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was dampenedwe were dampened
you were dampenedyou were dampened
he/she/it was dampenedthey were dampened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being dampenedwe were being dampened
you were being dampenedyou were being dampened
he/she/it was being dampenedthey were being dampened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been dampenedwe had been dampened
you had been dampenedyou had been dampened
he/she/it had been dampenedthey had been dampened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be dampenedwe shall/will be dampened
you will be dampenedyou will be dampened
he/she/it will be dampenedthey will be dampened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been dampenedwe shall/will have been dampened
you will have been dampenedyou will have been dampened
he/she/it will have been dampenedthey will have been dampened