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  • n. The practice of seeking water or other substances (usually liquid) with the aid of a forked stick or similar pointing device, as believed by some practitioners to derive from supernatural power.
  • v. Present participle of dowse.

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  • n. searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod


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