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1. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] lower quickly.

Synonyms

  • furl

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Douse

  • boathouse
  • strouse
  • strauss
  • strause
  • straus
  • sprouse
  • schaus
  • espouse
  • spouse
  • smouse
  • shouse
  • prouse
  • krouse
  • krauss
  • kraus
  • klaus
  • grouse
  • crouse
  • clouse
  • brouse
  • blouse
  • youse
  • rousse
  • rouse
  • mouse
  • louse
  • laos
  • knouse
  • house
  • hauss

Example sentences of the word douse


1. Noun, singular or mass
Any of these behaviors can ruin a relationship, douse happiness and create an unmanageable home life.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
When no more color comes up, douse the area with a small amount of club soda.

3. Verb, base form
Sprinkle baking soda on the area, douse it with rubbing alcohol and rub the paste into the clothing.

2. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] cover with liquid; pour liquid onto.

Synonyms

  • brine
  • flush
  • soak
  • draggle
  • bedraggle
  • wet
  • sluice
  • ret
  • drench
  • dowse
  • sop
  • souse

Antonyms

  • fresh water
  • ill health
  • poor
  • uneven

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] slacken.

Synonyms

  • remit
  • slacken

Antonyms

  • cool
  • dryness
  • sober

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] dip into a liquid.

Synonyms

  • duck
  • dunk
  • dip
  • souse

Antonyms

  • raise
  • deposit
  • bring to
  • uncover

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] wet thoroughly.

Synonyms

  • wet

Antonyms

  • include
  • begin

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate.

Synonyms

  • sop
  • plunge
  • duck
  • dunk
  • dip
  • dabble
  • souse

Antonyms

  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • confront
  • stand still

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. douse

verb. ['ˈdaʊs'] put out, as of a candle or a light.

Synonyms

  • extinguish
  • quench
  • snuff out
  • blow out

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • heat
  • stiffen
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • duschen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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