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  • That which damps or checks; as:
         (a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air.
         (b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
         (c) Something that kills the mood
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         *Nor did Sabrina's presence seem to act as any damper at the modest little festivities. - W. Black
  • (AU) Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt: but without yeast.
          1827: The farm-men usually bake their flour into flat cakes, which they call dampers, and cook these in the ashes. — Peter Cunningham, Two Years in New South Wales, ii.190
  • Comparative of damp
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



DAMPER. A luncheon, or snap before dinner: so called
from its damping, or allaying, the appetite; eating and
drinking, being, as the proverb wisely observes, apt to take
away the appetite.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)



Damp"er (?), n. That which damps or checks; as: (a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air. (b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.

Nor did Sabrina's presence seem to act as any damper at the modest little festivities.
W. Black.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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