douse
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; perhaps imitative; compare to "souse"
Synonyms
verb
delugequenchsaturatesoaksplashsubmerge
Antonyms
verb
dehydratedrystart
Definition
verbto splash or throw water or other liquid on; drench
Examples
verbA) She planned to sneak up on her brother and douse him with a bucket of water as a prank. B) She knew the rain would fully douse her if she went outside, but she didn't have an umbrella and needed to get home.
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