"dousing" in the noun sense
1. submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing
the act of wetting something by submerging it
"dousing" in the verb sense
1. douse, put out
put out, as of a candle or a light
"Douse the lights"
2. douse, dowse
3. dip, douse, duck
dip into a liquid
"He dipped into the pool"
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"
"douse a sail"
6. douse, dowse
"douse a rope"
7. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
cover with liquid pour liquid onto
"souse water on his hot face"
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