"dowsing" in the noun sense
1. dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy
searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
"dowsing" in the verb sense
1. douse, dowse
use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
3. douse, dowse
"douse a rope"
4. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
cover with liquid pour liquid onto
"souse water on his hot face"
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