Dictionary Results for douse

1. douse - verb

· put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"

Synonym(s): put_out

Hypernym(s): snuff_out, blow_out, extinguish, quench

2. douse - verb

· wet thoroughly

Synonym(s): dowse

Hypernym(s): wet

3. douse - verb

· dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"

Synonym(s): dip, duck

Hypernym(s): dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse

4. douse - verb

· immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"

Synonym(s): dunk, dip, souse, plunge

Hypernym(s): immerse, plunge

5. douse - verb

· lower quickly; "douse a sail"

Hypernym(s): roll_up, furl

6. douse - verb

· slacken; "douse a rope"

Synonym(s): dowse

Hypernym(s): slacken, remit

7. douse - verb

· cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"

Synonym(s): drench, dowse, soak, sop, souse

Hypernym(s): wet

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