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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.

douse

(daʊs) or

dowse

vb
1. to plunge or be plunged into water or some other liquid; duck
2. (tr) to drench with water, esp in order to wash or clean
3. (tr) to put out (a light, candle, etc)
n
an immersion
[C16: perhaps related to obsolete douse to strike, of obscure origin]
ˈdouser, ˈdowser n

douse

(daʊs)
vb (tr)
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical to lower (sail) quickly
2. archaic to strike or beat
n
archaic a blow
[C16: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to douse1]

douse

or dowse

(daʊs)

v. doused or dowsed, dous•ing or dows•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to plunge into water or the like; drench.
2. to throw water or other liquid on.
3. to extinguish: to douse a candle.
4. Informal. to doff.
v.i.
5. to plunge or be plunged into a liquid.
n.
6. Brit. Dial. a stroke or blow.
[1590–1600; orig. uncertain]
dous′er, n.

douse

, dowse - Douse first meant "knock, punch, strike" and now means "to extinguish or wet thoroughly"; dowse means to look for water or minerals with a divining rod.
See also related terms for minerals.

douse


Past participle: doused
Gerund: dousing

Imperative
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douse
Present
I douse
you douse
he/she/it douses
we douse
you douse
they douse
Preterite
I doused
you doused
he/she/it doused
we doused
you doused
they doused
Present Continuous
I am dousing
you are dousing
he/she/it is dousing
we are dousing
you are dousing
they are dousing
Present Perfect
I have doused
you have doused
he/she/it has doused
we have doused
you have doused
they have doused
Past Continuous
I was dousing
you were dousing
he/she/it was dousing
we were dousing
you were dousing
they were dousing
Past Perfect
I had doused
you had doused
he/she/it had doused
we had doused
you had doused
they had doused
Future
I will douse
you will douse
he/she/it will douse
we will douse
you will douse
they will douse
Future Perfect
I will have doused
you will have doused
he/she/it will have doused
we will have doused
you will have doused
they will have doused
Future Continuous
I will be dousing
you will be dousing
he/she/it will be dousing
we will be dousing
you will be dousing
they will be dousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dousing
you have been dousing
he/she/it has been dousing
we have been dousing
you have been dousing
they have been dousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dousing
you will have been dousing
he/she/it will have been dousing
we will have been dousing
you will have been dousing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dousing
you had been dousing
he/she/it had been dousing
we had been dousing
you had been dousing
they had been dousing
Conditional
I would douse
you would douse
he/she/it would douse
we would douse
you would douse
they would douse
Past Conditional
I would have doused
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we would have doused
you would have doused
they would have doused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.douse - put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"
blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out - put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
2.douse - wet thoroughly
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
3.douse - dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
dip, dunk, souse, douse, plunge - 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"
4.douse - 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"
sop - dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
immerse, plunge - thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
douse, duck, dip - dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
dabble - dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
5.douse - lower quickly; "douse a sail"
furl, roll up - form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth"
6.douse - slacken; "douse a rope"
slacken, remit - make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
7.douse - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
brine - soak in brine
bedraggle, draggle - make wet and dirty, as from rain
bate - soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
ret - place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
sluice, flush - irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"

douse

dowse
verb
1. put out, smother, blow out, extinguish, snuff (out) The crew began to douse the fire.
2. drench, soak, steep, saturate, duck, submerge, immerse, dunk, souse, plunge into water They doused him in petrol.

douse

verb
1. To plunge briefly in or into a liquid:
2. To make thoroughly wet:
3. To cause to stop burning or giving light:
Translations
alaskastaapudotasammuttaaupottaa

douse

[daʊs] VT (with water) → mojar (with con) [+ flames, light] → apagar

douse

[ˈdaʊs] vt
(with water)tremper, inonder
to douse sth/sb with sth → arroser qch/qn de qch
[+ flames, fire] → éteindre

douse

vt
(= pour water over)Wasser schütten über (+acc); (= put into water)ins Wasser tauchen; plantsreichlich wässern; to douse somebody/something in or with petroljdn/etw mit Benzin übergießen
lightausmachen, löschen

douse

[daʊs] vt (with water) → infradiciare; (flames) → spegnere
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