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The act of making something completely wet.  Synonyms: drenching, soaking, souse.

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"Sousing" Quotes from Famous Books

... there, you lazy rogue? If you do not take yourself away, we will see how you like a sousing of some dish-water I have here, that is hot enough ...
— Favorite Fairy Tales • Logan Marshall

... great ocean surges, flinging themselves skyward and bursting into roaring caps of smother. In the midst of it, now rolling her dripping bottom clear, now sousing her deck-load of lumber far above the guards, a coasting steam-schooner was lumbering drunkenly into port. It was magnificent—this battle between man and the elements. Whatever timidity he had entertained fled away, and Joe's nostrils began to dilate and his eyes ...
— The Cruise of the Dazzler • Jack London

... only words! Forgive! If he'd not been run over, he'd have come home to-day drunk and his only shirt dirty and in rags and he'd have fallen asleep like a log, and I should have been sousing and rinsing till daybreak, washing his rags and the children's and then drying them by the window and as soon as it was daylight I should have been darning them. That's how I spend my nights!... What's the use of talking of forgiveness! I have ...
— Crime and Punishment • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Words linked to "Sousing" :   souse, wetting, drenching

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