amortiguar
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amortiguar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reduce the effect of)
a. to cushion
Me resbalé en la escalera de mano pero, por suerte, la nieve amortiguó mi caída.I slipped from the ladder, but, luckily, the snow cushioned my fall.
b. to absorb
El muro hecho de neumáticos amortiguó el impacto del kart.The tire wall absorbed the impact of the go-kart.
c. to soften
Mi chaqueta de esquí amortiguó el golpe que me dio Mario en el estómago, pero igualmente me dolió.My ski jacket softened the blow Mario gave me in my stomach, but it still hurt.
2. (to make less intense)
a. to muffle (sound)
Las paredes de la sala de ensayo amortiguan la música.The walls of the rehearsal room muffle the music.
b. to dim (light)
Ernesto amortiguó las luces para crear un ambiente más íntimo.Ernesto dimmed the lights to create a more intimate atmosphere.
c. to tone down (color)
Añade agua a la acuarela azul para amortiguarla.Add water to the blue watercolor to tone it down.
d. to alleviate (pain)
La medicina que tomé no amortiguó el dolor.The medicine I took didn't alleviate the pain.
amortiguarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to diminish)
a. to die down (sound)
Los aplausos se amortiguaron y el orador comenzó a dar su presentación.The applause died down and the speaker began his presentation.
b. to grow dim (light)
La luz del sol se amortiguó y cayó la noche.The sunlight grew dim and night fell.
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amortiguar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ruido)
a. to muffle
2. (golpe)
a. to soften, to cushion
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (ruido)
a. to die away
4. (golpe)
a. to be cushioned
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amortiguar
transitive verb
1 [+ruido] to deaden; muffle; [+choque] to cushion; absorb; [+color] to tone down; [+luz] to dim; soften; [+fuego] to damp down; (Electricidad y Eléctronica) to damp;
2 (mitigar) to alleviate
pronominal verb
amortiguarse
1 [+luz] to grow dim; [+ruido] to die down
2 (S. Cone) [+planta] to wither
3 (S. Cone) (deprimirse) to get depressed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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