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
Douse definition, to plunge into water or the like; drench: She doused the clothes
in soapy water. See more.
transitive verb. 1 : to plunge into water. 2 a : to throw a liquid on : drench b : slosh.
3 : extinguish <douse the lights>. intransitive verb. : to fall or become plunged ...
Douse often involves water, but you could also douse your French fries in
ketchup. Douse can describe the act of extinguishing a candle, or even turning off
Early 17th century: perhaps imitative, influenced by souse, or perhaps from
dialect douse 'strike, beat', from Middle Dutch and Low German dossen.
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.
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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