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Definitions for douse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. douse, put out(verb)

    put out, as of a candle or a light

    "Douse the lights"

  2. douse, dowse(verb)

    wet thoroughly

  3. dip, douse, duck(verb)

    dip into a liquid

    "He dipped into the pool"

  4. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse(verb)

    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. douse(verb)

    lower quickly

    "douse a sail"

  6. douse, dowse(verb)

    slacken

    "douse a rope"

  7. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse(verb)

    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

    "souse water on his hot face"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Douse(verb)

    to plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse

    Etymology: [Cf. Dowse, and OD. donsen to strike with the fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]

  2. Douse(verb)

    to strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail

    Etymology: [Cf. Dowse, and OD. donsen to strike with the fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]

  3. Douse(verb)

    to fall suddenly into water

    Etymology: [Cf. Dowse, and OD. donsen to strike with the fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]

  4. Douse(verb)

    to put out; to extinguish

    Etymology: [Cf. Dowse, and OD. donsen to strike with the fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Douse

    Dowse, dows, v.t. to plunge into water.—v.i. to fall suddenly into water. [Cf. Sw. dunsa, fall heavily. Prob. from sound; cf. souse.]

  2. Douse

    Dowse, dows, v.t. to strike: to strike or lower a sail.—n. a heavy blow. [Prob. related to Old Dut. dossen, to beat.]

  3. Douse

    Dowse, dows, v.t. to put out, extinguish (esp. in the slang Douse the glim, put out the light). [Prob. a corr. of the obs. verb dout below; more likely a particular use of douse, to strike.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of douse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of douse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of douse in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    You burn with the flames of desire for someone that doesn’t notice or pay attention. Your love affair has not even begun and the flames are now burning into your soul. You can douse the flames; you must first walk away. Only then can you be transformed.

Images & Illustrations of douse

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  • намокрям, потапям, гасяBulgarian
  • extinguir, apagarSpanish
  • sammuttaa, upottaa, alas, pudota, vesi, kastaa, vetäistäFinnish
  • immergerFrench
  • doven, uitdoen, onderduiken, onderdompelen, uitdovenDutch
  • imergirPortuguese
  • потушить, обливать, облить, тушить, гасить, погаситьRussian

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