1. [ verb ] slacken
Synonyms: dowse

"douse a rope"

Related terms: slacken
2. [ verb ] lower quickly

"douse a sail"

Related terms: roll_up
3. [ verb ] immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
Synonyms: dip dunk plunge souse

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution" "dip the brush into the paint"

Related terms: immerse dabble sop dip dipper ducking drenching dip
4. [ verb ] dip into a liquid
Synonyms: duck dip

: "He dipped into the pool"

Related terms: dunk ducking
5. [ verb ] wet thoroughly
Synonyms: dowse
Related terms: wet
6. [ verb ] put out, as of a candle or a light
Synonyms: put_out

"Douse the lights."

Related terms: extinguish
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14349
8. [ verb ] cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
Synonyms: souse soak sop dowse drench

"souse water on his hot face"

Related terms: wet sluice bate ret brine bedraggle drenching
Similar spelling:   dose