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Definition of "damped" [damped]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of damp. (verb)
  • Stopped from smouldering and reigniting by the application of water (adjective)
  • (of an oscillation) that decreases in amplitude over time, especially because of the use of a damper (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "damped" in a sentence
  • "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)."
  • "The rCube includes a "damped" steel developed by Toyota for its Lexus cars; its stiffness prevents distortion at high volume."
  • "I've also seen kits "damped" by strategically placed bits of cloth etc."