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  • v. Present participle of douse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of wetting something by submerging it


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  • Koivu added an assist, while Cristobal Huet stopped 29 shots, including 23 over the final 45 minutes in dousing the NHL's most potent offense. - Hockey - Montreal vs. Buffalo

  • The school board has given permission to a group of Northgate High School students to conduct a poll on the idea of dousing the flame, the present symbol of the district, in favor of something that would ignite more passion. - News

  • Bybee was questioned on whether his office gave specific authorization for reported practices such as dousing detainees with water and repetitive noise or loud music to keep prisoners awake.

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  • According to the latest models, New York neighborhoods that currently flood every 100 or so years - victims of what is known as the 100-year storm, in climatologist-speak - can expect to experience this kind of dousing as frequently as every four years by 2080, in a worst-case scenario.

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  • We witnessed firefighters kind of dousing the remaining flames and smoke of that tractor-trailer.

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  • The 'Black Shirts' of Guantanamo routinely terrorize prisoners, breaking bones, gouging eyes, squeezing testicles, and 'dousing' them with chemicals.


  • I hate super-sweet things (when I make lemon curd, I leave out half the sugar), but my gentleman companion declared it “perfect” après-dousing.

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  • The videos show the students seated on the ground as a UC Davis police officer brandishes a red canister of pepper spray, showing it off for the crowd before dousing the seated students in a heavy, thick mist.

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  • White also was captured on camera, certainly deliberately, with Shields next to him at the April 24 Aldo vs. Faber pay-per-view, not exactly dousing the talk that Shields might jump to the UFC.

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  • The poor slob who might one day step out of his car in rush hour traffic and wallop the nearest driver in the back of the neck with a tire iron before dousing themselves with gasoline and turning themselves into a human bonfire.

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