DOUSE

drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse

(verb) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; “souse water on his hot face”

douse, dowse

(verb) slacken; “douse a rope”

douse

(verb) lower quickly; “douse a sail”

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”

dip, douse, duck

(verb) dip into a liquid; “He dipped into the pool”

douse, dowse

(verb) wet thoroughly

douse, put out

(verb) put out, as of a candle or a light; “Douse the lights”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun

Douse (plural Douses)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Douse is the 25202nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 983 individuals. Douse is most common among Black/African American (53.0%) and White (41.71%) individuals.

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Etymology 1

Verb

douse (third-person singular simple present douses, present participle dousing, simple past and past participle doused)

(ambitransitive) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse.

(intransitive) To fall suddenly into water.

(transitive) To put out; to extinguish.

Noun

douse (plural douses)

A sudden plunging into water.

Etymology 2

Verb

douse (third-person singular simple present douses, present participle dousing, simple past and past participle doused)

(transitive) To strike.

(transitive, nautical) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly

Noun

douse (plural douses)

A blow; stroke.

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Source: Wiktionary


Douse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doused; p. pr. & vb. n. Dousing.] Etym: [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.]

1. To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse. Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. (Naut.)

Definition: To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.

Douse, v. i.

Definition: To fall suddenly into water. Hudibras.

Douse, v. t. Etym: [AS. dwæscan. (Skeat.)]

Definition: To put out; to extinguish. [Slang] " To douse the glim." Sir W. Scott.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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