Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dowse

1 sense of dowse

Sense 1
dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy -- (searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod)
       => divination, foretelling, soothsaying, fortune telling -- (the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means)

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

4 senses of dowse

Sense 1
douse, dowse -- (wet thoroughly)
       => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

Sense 2
dowse -- (use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal)
       => divine -- (search by divining, as if with a rod; "He claimed he could divine underground water")

Sense 3
douse, dowse -- (slacken; "douse a rope")
       => slacken, remit -- (make slack as by lessening tension or firmness)

Sense 4
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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