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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Douse  \Douse\,  v.  i. 
  To  fall  suddenly  into  water.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Douse  \Douse\,  v.  t.  [AS.  dw[ae]scan.  (Skeat.)] 
  To  put  out  to  extinguish.  [Slang]  ``  To  douse  the  glim.'' 
  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Douse  \Douse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doused};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dousing}.]  [Cf.  {Dowse},  and  OD  donsen  to  strike  with  the 
  fist  on  the  back  Sw  dunsa  to  fall  down  violently  and 
  noisily;  perh.  akin  to  E.  din.] 
  1.  To  plunge  suddenly  into  water;  to  duck;  to  immerse;  to 
  dowse.  --Bp.  Stillingfleet 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  strike  or  lower  in  haste;  to  slacken  suddenly; 
  as  douse  the  topsail. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  douse 
  v  1:  put  out  as  of  a  candle  or  a  light;  "douse  the  lights"  [syn: 
  {put  out}] 
  2:  wet  thoroughly  [syn:  {dowse}] 
  3:  dip  into  a  liquid:  "He  dipped  into  the  pool"  [syn:  {dip},  {duck}] 
  4:  immerse  into  a  liquid;  "dunk  the  bread  into  the  soup"  [syn: 
  {dunk},  {dip},  {souse},  {plunge}] 
  5:  lower  quickly;  "douse  a  sail" 
  6:  slacken;  "douse  a  rope"  [syn:  {dowse}] 
  7:  cover  with  liquid;  pour  liquid  onto  "souse  water  on  his  hot 
  face"  [syn:  {drench},  {dowse},  {soak},  {sop},  {souse}] 




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