What is the meaning of douse?

verb

  • Put out, as of a candle or a light.
    • usage: "Douse the lights"
  • Wet thoroughly.
  • Dip into a liquid.
    • usage: "He dipped into the pool"
  • Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate.
    • usage: "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
  • Lower quickly.
    • usage: "douse a sail"
  • Slacken.
    • usage: "douse a rope"
  • Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto.
    • usage: "souse water on his hot face"
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APAWordNet. (2010). douse. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/douse/definitions/1271271
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HarvardWordNet 2010, douse, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/douse/definitions/1271271>.
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