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Related to dousing: dowsing, Dowsing rods, Water dowsing

douse 1

also dowse  (dous)
tr.v. doused, dous·ing, dous·es also dowsed or dows·ing or dows·es
1. To wet thoroughly; drench.
2. To put out (a light or fire); extinguish: doused the campfire with a bucket of water.
n.
A thorough drenching.

[From obsolete douse, to strike.]

dous′er n.

douse 2

 (douz)
v.
Variant of dowse1.

dowse 1

also douse  (douz)
intr.v. dowsed, dows·ing, dows·es also doused or dous·ing or dous·es
To use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.

[Origin unknown.]

dowse 2

 (dous)
v. & n.
Variant of douse1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dousing - the act of wetting something by submerging itdousing - the act of wetting something by submerging it
wetting - the act of making something wet
References in classic literature ?
My yead isn't a turnip, an' I shall p'r'aps have a chance o' dousing another fire afore long.
The fire-fighters also faced difficulties in dousing the blaze due to lack of water.
Fire authorities say that no arrangement was made to extinguish the blaze in the residential area, however, they also faceddifficulties in dousing the blaze due to lack of water.
Earlier, a fireman who was dousing the fire that broke out in a bakery in Meenambal Street in Kodungaiyur was killed on Saturday night.
Summary: Sharjah Civil Defence arrived at the site of the fire in less than five minutes and were dousing the fire.
CHALLENGE FOR FIREMEN: Strong winds, high temperatures and flammable material in nearby warehouses made the task of dousing this Jeddah blaze more challenging.
Summary: The Lebanese Army backed by firefighters succeeded in dousing several fires that broke out in south Lebanon Sunday.