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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To extinguish with water.

Usage examples (35)
  • He had to douse the flames whenever he heard planes approaching.
  • douse a rope
  • douse the lights
  • douse a sail for more
Tutoring comment
  • You could "dowse" (to search for water or minerals with a special stick) for water in the desert if you want to "douse" (to make wet) your head when you get hot.
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