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Douse   /daʊs/   Listen

(past & past part. doused; pres. part. dousing)
Put out, as of a candle or a light.  Synonym: put out.
Wet thoroughly.  Synonym: dowse.
Dip into a liquid.  Synonyms: dip, duck.
Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate.  Synonyms: dip, dunk, plunge, souse.  "Dip the brush into the paint"
Lower quickly.
Slacken.  Synonym: dowse.
Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto.  Synonyms: dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse.

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"Douse" Quotes from Famous Books

... me questions sooch as dese: Who baints mine nose so red? Who vos it cuts dot schmoodth blace oudt Vrom der hair ubon mine hed? Und vhere der plaze goes vrom der lamp Vene'er der glim I douse? How gan I all dese dings eggsblain To ...
— Poems Teachers Ask For • Various

... grieved him sair, that day, I trow, Wi' Sir George Hearoune of Schipsydehouse; Because we were not men enow, They counted us not worth a louse. Sir George was gentle, meek, and douse, But he was hail and het as fire; And yet, for all his cracking crouse[147], He rewd the raid ...
— Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) • Walter Scott

... against the grain but we will not dispute him," was the sage reply. "We needn't be idle. You can lend a hand with the powder or pass the water buckets to douse the fire if she gets ablaze. And there's the wounded to carry into the cockpit and the ...
— Blackbeard: Buccaneer • Ralph D. Paine

Words linked to "Douse" :   extinguish, wet, blow out, dousing, immerse, remit, snuff out, draggle, ret, brine, sluice, roll up, bedraggle, dunk, quench, flush, slacken, bate, dabble, furl, sop

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