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douse1

douse1

 
 
pronunciation:
daUs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: doused, douses, dousing
definition 1: to place or plunge in water or another liquid; immerse.
After she burned her finger, she doused it in cold water.
synonyms:
dunk, immerse, soak, souse, submerge
similar words:
dip, plunge, rinse, saturate, steep
definition 2: to throw water or another liquid on; splash or drench.
He'd obviously doused himself with cologne and the smell was quite overpowering.We doused the burning embers before we left the camp.
synonyms:
drench, soak, souse
similar words:
hose, rinse, shower, splash, spray, swash, wet
definition 3: to turn off or extinguish (a light or flame).
Smoke filled the air as firefighters doused the flames.Douse the houselights at my signal before the play starts.
synonyms:
cut, quench, snuff out, switch off
antonyms:
kindle
similar words:
extinguish, smother, stamp out
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to submerge or be submerged in water or another liquid.
synonyms:
dunk, soak, steep, submerge
similar words:
dip, souse, splash
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