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douse

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douse

verb (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of douse (Entry 2 of 3)

to rid oneself of (a garment)
  • in those days a gentleman would douse his hat when going indoors

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douse

verb (2)
variants: also dowse

Synonyms & Antonyms of douse (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause to cease burning
  • douse the campfire before leaving in the morning

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2 to make wet
  • the heavy rains thoroughly doused the tourists strolling the town streets

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3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid
  • douse the grapes in water to remove any grit

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The first known use of douse was in 1566

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“Douse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/douse. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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