[ UK /dˈa‍ʊz/ ]
[ US /ˈdaʊs/ ]
  1. wet thoroughly
  2. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    souse water on his hot face
  3. use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
  4. slacken
    douse a rope
  1. searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
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How To Use dowse In A Sentence

  • Traditional rural dowsers used wooden sticks to locate underground water.
  • The dowser was looking as dazed and embarrassed as I felt, thank God. Dancing with Werewolves
  • They would not be fooled by my claim that I knew the tunnels because I was a dowser. Wildfire
  • Dowsers tracking an ‘energy line’ at a neolithic henge at Knowlton, Dorset have found a stone they believe may once have been standing.
  • She pinpointed the locations of the positive ley lines under the ground, and carefully dowsed the inside of the church for noxious rays, evil emanations, and something she called malevolent attachments. Water Witches
  • My personal favorite is "Paranoia" (2007), a relatively demure piece (compared to the museum scale of his usual works) also dowsed with lemon greens. Joshua Elias: Neo Rauch: The Work and the Worked
  • The error is, WindowsError: [Error 123] The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. articles
  • Like a drunken dowser I stumble and lurch, feeling my way down channels of sucking mud, bumping between ridges of slippery mud. A Year on the Wing
  • The lack of testing under controlled conditions explains why many psychics, graphologists, astrologers, dowsers, New Age therapists, and the like, believe in their abilities.
  • The alleged psychic ability of dowsing is said to enable dowsers to locate underground substances or objects.
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