dowse vs douse

dowse douse


  • 1) A blow on the face.
  • 2) Low A blow on the face.
  • 3) To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.
  • 4) To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
  • 5) wet thoroughly
  • 6) use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
  • 7) slacken
  • 8) Seedouse.
  • 9) See douse.
  • 10) To use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.
  • 11) Prov. Eng. To beat or thrash.


  • 1) A blow; stroke.
  • 2) A thorough drenching.
  • 3) transitive To put out; to extinguish.
  • 4) intransitive To fall suddenly into water.
  • 5) transitive To strike.
  • 6) transitive, nautical To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
  • 7) transitive, intransitive To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse.
  • 8) dip into a liquid
  • 9) lower quickly
  • 10) Nautical, to strike or lower in haste; slacken suddenly: as, douse the topsail.
  • 11) To thrust or plunge into a fluid; immerse; dip; also, to drench or flood with a fluid.
  • 12) To fall or be plunged suddenly into a fluid.
  • 13) To search for deposits of ore, for lodes, or for water, by the aid of the dousing- or divining-rod (which see).
  • 14) To put out; extinguish.
  • 15) Toputout;extinguish.
  • 16) To fall suddenly into water.
  • 17) To put out (a light or fire); extinguish.
  • 18) To wet thoroughly; drench.
  • 19) (Naut.) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly.
  • 20) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
  • 21) Slang To put out; to extinguish.


  • 1) The killing of innocents is murder, and the support of such killing, no matter how you spin it, fluff it up, paint it pretty, and dowse it in perfume is wrong.
  • 2) As well as the usual procession of side quests and oddities dotted around Sky Loft, its floating island world above the clouds and the three themed lands beneath, you'll frequently need to dowse, pointing the Wii-remote at the screen to divine the location of lost people and items.
  • 3) For the first time, I felt that Ric had been able to do with me what he was born to do … dowse the depths of my heart, body, and soul.
  • 4) I would fill a bucket of water and dowse the speakers and stereo with water and that would solve that
  • 5) Have you got a brand-new way to dowse for the dead?
  • 6) Our awe of the heavens led us to confuse cause and effect, our awe of 'wise men' who could predict eclipses (probably back over 6000 yr/ago), and our awe of men who could dowse water ( origin of the the word sorcerer?) i.e.
  • 7) Getty Images A fireman continues to dowse the burnt remains of a house in Ein Hod, Israel.
  • 8) To find dead bodies, I simply have to dowse for them with a forked piece of wood or wire, like dowsers do for water.
  • 9) I like to use a pendulum, to dowse for the specific job opportunities I might follow through with.
  • 10) ‘I also have no doubt that when practiced by someone with a good practical knowledge of field archaeology, dowsing with rods can sometimes hit the jackpot.’
  • 11) ‘I can tell you of Ph.D. physicists who believe that they can dowse, and who endorse dowsing rods and free-energy machines.’
  • 12) ‘I know mechanics who dowse to determine mechanical problems in cars, and other machinery and maintenance workers who use dowsing to find underground water lines, leaks, and electrical problems.’
  • 13) ‘In the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine appears this article, which asks, ‘Can homeopaths detect homeopathic medicines by dowsing?’’
  • 14) ‘Here are two examples - one from Australia, the other from Germany - that involve dowsing to supposedly locate or provide information about alleged archaeological sites.’
  • 15) ‘Now he happily dowses for earth-radiation with a pair of rods.’
  • 16) ‘Last week as I was walking back from lunch with a physicist friend, he pointed out a guy about 50 feet away from us, who was using two long thin sticks to dowse for who-knows-what.’
  • 17) ‘This gentleman, a Sea Bee, claimed that he could dowse for gold!’
  • 18) ‘Ms. Byron: your article on the woman who claims she can dowse, interests us greatly.’
  • 19) ‘Since at the time I could not dowse with a pendulum, I had no way of confirming if I was successful.’
  • 20) ‘I think I might have to resort to dowsing for it (I'm serious!)’
  • 21) ‘Watching the display, Appelbaum sweeps the antenna slowly, left to right, up and down, dowsing for the source of the signal, which seems to be emanating from an upper floor of a hotel.’
  • 22) ‘Now we move on to the main feature, dowsing for water.’
  • 23) ‘Do not worry, young Alouette, you may be lost now, however just take the pendant and dowse, it will show you the way.’
  • 24) ‘He also uses a crystal to dowse for poisons and blockages in the body, using clients’ nail clippings.’
  • 25) ‘Periodically, a player will get to dowse for water.’
  • 26) ‘The experts in this dowsers' society say you can successfully dowse anything at all.’
  • 27) ‘The moments of small victory are often limited to a shopping cart that stays when it is told to or sending a small hope before dowsing the wine aisle for a good vintage.’
  • 28) ‘So one Sunday morning soon after sunrise we entered the field and made our examinations, buried the bottles and dowsed the formation.’
  • 29) ‘Temple assures clients that the stones are the real thing; he knows because he dowsed them with a magic pendulum, of course.’
  • 30) ‘Boomtowns sprang up through the United States, particularly in the West, as fast as entrepreneurial spirits could dowse a whiff of extractable resource hiding below the earth's surface.’


  • 1) The moment has long passed when reforms could have doused the fires of revolt.
  • 2) They had been doused in petrol and burnt.
  • 3) They doused the flames with garden hoses until emergency services arrived.
  • 4) She ran to alert neighbours who battled in vain to douse the blaze until firefighters arrived.
  • 5) That night she choked down a meal barely warmed before the fire was doused.
  • 6) Their bodies were then doused with petrol and burned in a garden.
  • 7) Luckily three friends in the chalet did wake up and doused the fire.
  • 8) All village fires were doused and fireplaces plastered afresh.
  • 9) His body was found torched in an industrial wheelie bin after being doused in petrol.
  • 10) All unsold items were doused in petrol.
  • 11) She summoned super strength to pull a locked washing machine door open and grab a wet curtain to douse the flames.
  • 12) At one point they had to go outside to douse a fire after rioters tried to set a gas main alight.
  • 13) Firefighters had to douse the blaze.
  • 14) They doused the flames, salvaging most of the structure.
  • 15) Firefighters were quickly on the scene and doused the blaze - but the car was wrecked.
  • 16) And thus, sometimes we fuel more fires than we douse.
  • 17) A fire boat took ten minutes to douse the flames.
  • 18) As they doused the flames, it was first thought the fire was just another abandoned vehicle that had been set alight.
  • 19) A witness said the 37-year-old victim was with her partner when she was doused in corrosive liquid.
  • 20) It took 25 firefighters four hours to douse the blaze, which was confined to one room.
  • 21) A FATHER who doused his body in petrol and turned himself into a human torch tragically died yesterday.
  • 22) Thanks for "douse" which reminds me of a reflexive verb that I had wanted to include in the story: "se tartiner".
  • 23) And, one day, a first person account of what it's actually like to "douse" Mer Whit "with ... champagne."
  • 24) What I do know is that people in both México and the U.S. are going to have to get over their fears and work together to douse the fires that are spreading in both houses.
  • 25) Crude oil prices alone could douse this euphoria soon.
  • 26) Just grate orange peel into a mason jar, pierce the skin of the pepper, douse in vodka, seal, wait three days and then filter out the pepper and orange.
  • 27) Because the insurance companies that provided the fire departments that would only douse the fires of individual policy holders?
  • 28) ‘Her t-shirt was doused in some liquid most likely liquor.’
  • 29) ‘Water passes through vents with each flush and is doused with fragrant liquid.’
  • 30) ‘Cupping my hands of the cool liquid, I doused my face in it, staring up at my wet faced reflection in the mirror blankly.’
  • 31) ‘On-board sprinklers also doused the car decks.’
  • 32) ‘Jonathan immediately bought some of the approved disinfectant from the vet and liberally doused the car and his boots.’
  • 33) ‘This worked about as well as the little baggie of muesli, whose contents one was expected to douse in a milk-like liquid.’
  • 34) ‘Investigators later discovered the blaze had been started with paper and rugs doused with a flammable liquid in two upstairs bedrooms, the drawing room and the garage.’
  • 35) ‘The video, which was taped over the last two years, features scenes of two young men with shaved heads dousing unsuspecting vagrants and drug addicts with a liquid.’
  • 36) ‘Before major events in the city, he has spent thousands of dollars to douse clouds with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.’
  • 37) ‘Stylists at Cartoon Cuts wash as well as cut their customers' hair, dousing the suds with hoses that emanate from the trunks of green fiberglass elephants.’
  • 38) ‘Moments later, one of the girls douses him with a hose.’
  • 39) ‘She doused my hair in the sweet smelling liquid and then stepped back so I could stand up and check out my new hair style to go along with the new dress that was hanging out the back of a chair.’
  • 40) ‘He poured himself a bowl of cereal, and doused it with milk, and started to come out onto the deck when his eyes fell on his sister.’
  • 41) ‘In fact, I barely missed being doused with a cup of water some brat poured out of a window as we walked by his house.’
  • 42) ‘After thoroughly covering your entire body, turn on the warm water and liberally douse a loofah with a liquid soap.’
  • 43) ‘I gratefully grab a cup from a girl in a yellow bib, take a couple of sips and pour the cold water over my head, feeling it douse my hair, run down my face and trickle onto my chest.’
  • 44) ‘They were both then doused with water as a safety precaution.’
  • 45) ‘He noted the house had been doused in petrol after it was ransacked.’
  • 46) ‘His black hair was doused with water and laid plastered all over his head.’
  • 47) ‘Each was excellent, whether or not it was doused with the accompanying tomato sauce or sour cream.’
  • 48) ‘At the airfield, chaos reigned as rescue crews equipped with fire extinguishers doused the flames emanating from the downed fighter.’
  • 49) ‘He sprung into action, grabbing the lab's fire blanket and dousing the flames that were playing across the workbench.’
  • 50) ‘It was only as the fire brigade doused the final embers in my gutted home that I wondered if perhaps the invite had been a subtle Valentine's message after all.’
  • 51) ‘Luckily fire crews managed to douse the flames and neither of the women were injured.’
  • 52) ‘Team personnel spotted the fire, and firefighters doused the blaze before it could damage the team's building.’
  • 53) ‘With the air reeking of smoke, the firefighters got to work in dousing the flames as the flashing blue light of the fire engine lit the neighbourhood.’
  • 54) ‘A petrol attendant and a builder from a nearby construction site doused the flames with about a dozen fire extinguishers that were hastily gathered by people from around the area.’
  • 55) ‘Fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the flames.’
  • 56) ‘It was decided that a hose from the fire engine could damage evidence, and instead water from a bucket was used to gently dowse the fire.’
  • 57) ‘And in Farnworth, firemen are the latest victims of baying, bottle-throwing youths who objected to them dousing a fire in the area where they congregate and upset residents.’
  • 58) ‘Eleven gallons of beer sprayed out of the burst pipe, dousing the fire as it took hold at the Victorian Ball Inn at Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham, in the early hours of New Year's Eve.’
  • 59) ‘The solo Canvey fire crew on duty yesterday first sprang into action at 4pm, dousing a rubbish fire at the side of the road in Fifth Avenue.’
  • 60) ‘Most people went back home the same evening as the fire was doused eventually.’
  • 61) ‘Since there is no access to large volumes of water, fires in Central Australia are generally fought with machinery like graders and bulldozers and small containers of water to douse spot fires which jump breaks.’
  • 62) ‘Mr Clear explained that if a lake was put in place not only would it be a great amenity to the Slieve Blooms but also a great source of water to douse any fires which may break out in the forestry.’
  • 63) ‘The teen reacted instinctively and without regard for his own safety climbed through the flat's lounge window to help the woman douse the fire which had started in a bin in her lounge.’
  • 64) ‘A racegoer tries to identify his vehicle while a fireman on the left douses sparks in another car.’
  • 65) ‘They cut two metres of thatch from around the chimney and used a stirrup pump to dowse the smouldering straw.’
  • 66) ‘He grabbed a thick cloth from his pack, and doused the torch.’
  • 67) ‘Genoas were doused and mainsails on both boats slatted idly in still air as they passed through the Gap on the quiet high tide.’
  • 68) ‘Some shielded their eyes from the intense lights as others began to douse the ship's sails, accepting the fact that their voyage had come to an early end.’
  • 69) ‘My older brothers would clunk along the deck above, hauling on lines, and shouting to each other in the wind as they struggled to douse the flapping sails.’

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