Definition of douse


  • put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights". Synonyms: put out.
  • wet thoroughly. Synonyms: dowse.
  • dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool". Synonyms: dip, duck.
  • immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution", "dip the brush into the paint". Synonyms: dip, dunk, plunge, souse.
  • lower quickly; "douse a sail".
  • slacken; "douse a rope". Synonyms: dowse.
  • cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face". Synonyms: dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse.

Related words

bate, bedraggle, brine, dabble, dip, draggle, duck, flush, ret, sluice, sop.

Words nearby douse

bouse, dose, dowse, druse, duse, house, louse, mouse, ouse, rouse, souse.

Rhymes with douse

blouse, boathouse, bouse, crouse, dowse, espouse, gauss, grouse, house, laos, louse, mouse, rouse, spouse, strauss.

Start with douse

douser, douses, doused, dousers.

More information about douse

douse unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • douse is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 6 points
  • douse is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 6 points
  • douse is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 7 points
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