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Word: douse

Definition: plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse


Sentences Containing 'douse'

As the assailant rolls around screaming, Nigma taunts him, refusing to douse the flames.
He forewarned the lighting crew to douse their lights when he got near the derricks, so that he could see to pull out of the dive; the lights remained full on, blinding him, and he crashed.
The Borough became a pioneer in childhood environmental education, sending primary school children who often lived in working class urban areas on fortnightly visits to be taught by Speakman at Roseville and firstly Ernie Douse and later Ken Hoy at Jubilee Retreat.

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