less common spelling 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
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First Known Use: 1691See Words from the same year
: to search for an underground supply of water by using a special stick that leads you to it
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