Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb douse

7 senses of douse

Sense 1
douse, put out -- (put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights")
       => snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench -- (put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles")

Sense 2
douse, dowse -- (wet thoroughly)
       => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

Sense 3
dip, douse, duck -- (dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool")
       => dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse -- (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")

Sense 4
dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse -- (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")
       => immerse, plunge -- (thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water")

Sense 5
douse -- (lower quickly; "douse a sail")
       => roll up, furl -- (form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth")

Sense 6
douse, dowse -- (slacken; "douse a rope")
       => slacken, remit -- (make slack as by lessening tension or firmness)

Sense 7
drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse -- (cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face")
       => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

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