[ US /ˈdaʊsɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /dˈa‍ʊsɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of wetting something by submerging it
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How To Use dousing In A Sentence

  • He would pour wax from one candle holder to another, dousing the wick in wax and putting out the flame, effectively eliminating the usability of that candle anytime in the near future.
  • 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. UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)
  • But when I see cats prowling on my property, I have no qualms about dousing them with water.
  • The pub offers an all-night cellar vigil including the use of infra-red cameras, dousing rods, and a meter for measuring electro-magnetic fields for serious enthusiasts.
  • 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.
  • The Secret Service responded, dousing the fire and subduing the man.
  • A government lawyer publicly asserts that her case was brought for the purpose of dousing inflamed passions.
  • Every community in Nunavut lacks a dependable water supply for dousing fires.
  • 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.
  • 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
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