Definition of douse
- Blanch the green beans then douse them in a bath of ice water.
- The books were doused in gasoline and set ablaze.
- doused herself in perfume
- douse the lights
- douse the blaze
First Known Use: circa 1625See Words from the same year
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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