Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of damp.
  • adjective of an extinguished fire stopped from smouldering and reigniting by the application of water
  • adjective physics (of an oscillation) that decreases in amplitude over time, especially because of the use of a damper

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Examples

  • In math, this idea is represented as a limit of a function oscillating and eventually approaching an asymptote; in physics this is known as damped oscillations (for all the math and science geeks).

    Auren Hoffman: When and Why We Pendulum

  • In math, this idea is represented as a limit of a function oscillating and eventually approaching an asymptote; in physics this is known as damped oscillations (for all the math and science geeks).

    Lanny Davis: When We Pendulum

  • The rCube includes a "damped" steel developed by Toyota for its Lexus cars; its stiffness prevents distortion at high volume.

    Elite audio firm Arcam targets iPods – and goes for volume

  • I've also seen kits "damped" by strategically placed bits of cloth etc.

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  • I've also seen kits "damped" by strategically placed bits of cloth etc.

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  • These youthful swings were damped in the population as a whole, but the overall mood of the country nonetheless became more conservative on social and moral issues.

    American Grace

  • January-May cotton imports by the world's largest cotton consumer and importer fell 12% from a year ago to 1.2 million tons as high international cotton prices damped China's buying interest.

    China Cotton Imports to Rise; Domestic Supply Faces Constraints

  • With the exception of Libya, most OPEC producers have damped unrest.

    New Cracks in Oil Cartel

  • And just as it had done then, it brought me back under control, damped down the rage and the loss.

    Crossed

  • Lines bit deep into either side of his mouth, his hair damped against his skull, face ashen.

    Earl of Durkness

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