less common spelling of douse
1 : to plunge into water Blanch the green beans then douse them in a bath of ice water.
2a : to throw a liquid on : drench The books were doused in gasoline and set ablaze. doused herself in perfume
b : slosh
3 [ originally in argot use (douse the glim meaning "extinguish the light") and perhaps of distinct origin ] : extinguish douse the lights douse the blaze
: to fall or become plunged into water
Definition of dowse (Entry 2 of 2)
: to use a divining rod
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