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Definition of 'douse'


  1. put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"
       Synonyms: put out
  2. wet thoroughly
       Synonyms: dowse
  3. dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
       Synonyms: dip duck
  4. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
       Synonyms: dunk dip souse plunge
  5. lower quickly; "douse a sail"
  6. slacken; "douse a rope"
       Synonyms: dowse
  7. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
       Synonyms: drench dowse soak sop souse

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