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Meaning of DOUSE

Pronunciation:  daws

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
  2. [v]  slacken; "douse a rope"
  3. [v]  lower quickly; "douse a sail"
  4. [v]  immerse into a liquid; "dunk the bread into the soup"
  5. [v]  dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
  6. [v]  wet thoroughly
  7. [v]  put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"

DOUSE is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dip, dip, dowse, dowse, drench, duck, dunk, plunge, put out, soak, sop, souse, souse
 See Also: bate, bedraggle, brine, dabble, douse, douse, duck, dunk, extinguish, flush, furl, immerse, plunge, quench, remit, ret, roll up, slacken, sluice, sop, souse, wet, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Douse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doused}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dousing}.] [Cf. {Dowse}, and OD. donsen to strike with the
    fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and
    noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]
    1. To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to
       dowse. --Bp. Stillingfleet.
    2. (Naut.) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly;
       as, douse the topsail.
  2. \Douse\, v. i.
    To fall suddenly into water. --Hudibras.
  3. \Douse\, v. t. [AS. dw[ae]scan. (Skeat.)]
    To put out; to extinguish. [Slang] `` To douse the glim.''
    --Sir W. Scott.
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