dampening

  1. the act of making something slightly wet
  2. smother or suppress
  3. make moist
  4. deaden (a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping
  5. reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
  6. quieten or silence (a sound) or make (an image) less visible
  7. check; keep in check (a fire)
  8. lessen in force or effect

Dampening

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dampen
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Dampening

An essential part of the printing process whereby cloth covered rubber rollers distributes the dampening solution to the plate.
Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22539

Dampening

Term used to describe a tool or technique that reduces the vibrations, also known as chatter, of skis or snowboard that occur at at high speeds.
Found on http://www.skis.com/Glossary-of-Ski-Terms/article-12-18-2012,default,pg.htm

Dampening

The necessary process in offset lithography of wetting the printing plate to prevent ink from adhering in the non-image areas.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20829
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