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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  dousing 
  n  :  the  act  of  submerging  something  [syn:  {ducking},  {immersion}] 




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