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verb as in drench, extinguish with liquid


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Another douse of fuel on the fire was the Council president vote, which happened in December after the new City Council was sworn in.

They climb onto the bar and dance while the cocktail waitresses douse them with water guns.

Douse the whole thing with some olive oil and add Himalayan pink sea salt to taste.

It was fear of cancer and a douse of hypochondria that brought me to 23andMe in the first place.

So where did 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse get the 9mm pistol he was holding when the NYPD shot him to death?

Fourteen years later, two rookie cops heard gunfire and saw a now 14-year-old Douse coming toward them, that very gun in hand.

For several nights they advised me to "cut out the higher education, douse that light and come to bed."

They had but to lie close and to douse the lights (which they were quick to do) and their safety was assured.

"Douse my top-lights but that's the truth," said the mate, making an effort with his confined hands to salute his officer.

The second douse was flung quickly; he became confused, rushed into the captain's berth, believing he was making his way on deck.

To that end an occasional little douse of civil war will be a helpful expedient.

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On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to douse, such as: deluge, drown, put out, quench, saturate, and smother.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.