Douse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |daʊs|  American pronunciation of the word douse
Brit.  |daʊs|  British pronunciation of the word douse


- put out, as of a candle or a light (syn: put out)
- wet thoroughly (syn: dowse)
- dip into a liquid (syn: dip, duck)
- immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate (syn: dip, dunk, plunge, souse)
- lower quickly
douse a sail
- slacken (syn: dowse)
douse a rope
- cover with liquid; pour liquid onto (syn: dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse)

Extra examples

They rushed past us with buckets of water and tried to douse the flames.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: douse
he/she/it: douses
present participle: dousing
past tense: doused
past participle: doused
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