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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Searching for underground water or minerals by using a divining rod v. - Cover with liquid; Slacken; Use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal; Wet thoroughly.

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  • He got out of bed, to dowse his head in a basin of water. for more
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  • 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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