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Definition of "douse" [douse]

  • To plunge into liquid; immerse. See Synonyms at dip. (verb-transitive)
  • To wet thoroughly; drench. (verb-transitive)
  • To put out (a light or fire); extinguish. (verb-transitive)
  • To become thoroughly wet. (verb-intransitive)
  • A thorough drenching. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "douse" in a sentence
  • "Thanks for "douse" which reminds me of a reflexive verb that I had wanted to include in the story: "se tartiner"."
  • "And, one day, a first person account of what it's actually like to "douse" Mer Whit "with ... champagne.""
  • "Just grate orange peel into a mason jar, pierce the skin of the pepper, douse in vodka, seal, wait three days and then filter out the pepper and orange."