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  Definition of douse
  1. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
  2. slacken; "douse a rope"
  3. lower quickly; "douse a sail"
  4. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
  5. dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
  6. wet thoroughly
  7. put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"
Similar Words: drench, dowse, soak, sop, souse, dunk, dip, plunge, duck, put out

 

Hyponyms: brine, bedraggle, bate, ret, sluice, flush, sop, dip, duck, dabble

 

Derivational Morphology: drenching, soaking, souse, sousing, downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker, submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing, dip, plunge, plunger, plumber's helper, dipper, Dunker, Dunkard, Tunker

 

 
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