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Verb: douse  daws
  1. Put out, as of a candle or a light
    "Douse the lights";
    - put out
  2. Wet thoroughly
    - dowse
  3. Immerse into a liquid
    - dip, duck
  4. Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    "douse the garment into the cleaning solution";
    - dunk, dip, souse, plunge
  5. Lower quickly
    "douse a sail"
  6. Slacken
    "douse a rope";
    - dowse
  7. Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    "douse water on his hot face";
    - drench, dowse, soak, sop, souse

Derived forms: doused, douses, dousing

Type of: extinguish, furl, immerse, plunge, quench, remit, roll up, slacken, snuff out, wet

Encyclopedia: Douse, William