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dowse

verb \ˈdau̇s also ˈdau̇z\

variant of

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to plunge into water

  3. 2 a :  to throw a liquid on :  drench b :  slosh

  4. 3 :  extinguish <douse the lights>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to fall or become plunged into water

douser

less commonly

dowser

noun

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dowse

play
verb \ˈdau̇z\

Definition of dowse

dowsed

dowsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to use a divining rod

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to find (as water) by dowsing

Origin and Etymology of dowse

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1691


DOWSE Defined for English Language Learners


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dowse

play
verb \ˈdau̇z\

Definition of dowse for English Language Learners

  • : to search for an underground supply of water by using a special stick that leads you to it


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