Definition of douse in English:

douse

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transitive verb

(also dowse)
[with object]
  • 1Pour a liquid over; drench.

    • ‘he doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire’
    drench, soak, souse, saturate, drown, flood, inundate, deluge, wet, splash, slosh, hose down
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  • 2Extinguish (a fire or light)

    ‘stewards appeared and the fire was doused’
    • ‘nothing could douse her sudden euphoria’
    extinguish, put out, quench, stamp out, smother, beat out, dampen down
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  • 3Sailing
    Lower (a sail) quickly.

Pronunciation

douse

/dous/ /daʊs/

Origin

Mid 16th century perhaps imitative; compare souse.