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douses

noun
plural of douse, British

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douses

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of douse

Synonyms & Antonyms of douses (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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douses

verb (2)
variants: also dowses
present tense third-person singular of douse

Synonyms & Antonyms of douses (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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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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“Douses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/douses. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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