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douse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of douse

  1. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument those soccer hooligans need a sound douse or two from a police officer's club Synonyms of douse bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, blow [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to douse counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping


douse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of douse

  1. to rid oneself of (a garment) in those days a gentleman would douse his hat when going indoors Synonyms of 1douse doff, douse, peel (off), put off, shrug off, take offWords Related to 1douse husk, shed; kick (off); disrobe, strip, undressNear Antonyms of 1douse wear; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, clothe, dress, garb, rig, robe, suitAntonyms of 1douse don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)


douse

verb
variants: also

dowse

Synonyms and Antonyms of douse

  1. 1 to cause to cease burning douse the campfire before leaving in the morning Synonyms of 2douse blanket, douse (also dowse), put out, quench, snuff (out)Words Related to 2douse choke, smother, suffocate; blow out, rub out, snub (out), stamp (out), stubAntonyms of 2douse fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light

  2. 2 to make wet the heavy rains thoroughly doused the tourists strolling the town streets Synonyms of 2douse bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downWords Related to 2douse asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewetNear Antonyms of 2douse dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms of 2douse dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

  3. 3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid douse the grapes in water to remove any grit Synonyms of 2douse douse (also dowse), duck, dunk, immerse, souse, sop, submerge, submerseWords Related to 2douse bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust



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