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Noun: damper  dam-pu(r)
  1. A movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove, chimney or furnace
  2. A device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
    - muffler
  3. A depressing restraint
    "rain put a damper on our picnic plans"
  4. A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    "the old car needed a new set of dampers";
    - shock absorber, shock, cushion
Adjective: damp (damper,dampest)  damp
  1. Slightly wet
    "clothes damp with perspiration";
    - dampish, moist, wettish

Derived forms: dampers

See also: wet

Type of: device, plate, restraint

Part of: chimney, suspension, suspension system

Encyclopedia: Damper

Damp, Germany