(USED WITH OBJECT) [DOUSED, DOUS·ING.]
to plunge into water or the like; drench: She doused the clothes in soapy water.
to splash or throw water or other liquid on: The children doused each other with the hose.
to extinguish: She quickly doused the candle's flame with her fingertips.
Informal. to remove; doff.
(USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [DOUSED, DOUS·ING.]
to plunge or be plunged into a liquid.
Dousing is the practice of making something or someone wet by throwing liquid
over them, e.g., by pouring water, generally cold, over oneself. A related practice
doused also dowseddous·ing also dows·ing. transitive verb. 1 : to plunge into
water. 2 a : to throw a liquid on : drench b : slosh. 3 : extinguish <douse the lights
Given a big enough hose and water pressure, pumping seawater on the active flow was quite effective in freezing it in its tracks. (The problem was getting equipment of the right caliber to the scene.)
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Use the verb douse to describe covering something with water or other liquid.
When you're camping, you douse the campfire with water when you're done with
douse definition, meaning, what is douse: to make something or someone wet by
throwing a lot of liquid over it, him, or her: . Learn more.
tr.v. doused, dous·ing, dous·es also dowsed or dows·ing or dows·es. 1. To wet
thoroughly; drench. 2. To put out (a light or fire); extinguish: doused the campfire
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Early 17th century: perhaps imitative, influenced by souse, or perhaps from
dialect douse 'strike, beat', from Middle Dutch and Low German dossen.