Douse (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dousing.] [Cf. Dowse, and OD. donsen to strike with the fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]


To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.

Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. Naut.

To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.


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Douse, v. i.

To fall suddenly into water.



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Douse, v. t. [AS. dwaescan. (Skeat.)]

To put out; to extinguish.

[Slang] " To douse the glim."

Sir W. Scott.


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