dowse

Primary Meanings of dowse

1.
vn
use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
2.
v
cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
3.
v
slacken
Full Definitions of dowse
1

v use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal

Type of:
divine
search by divining, as if with a rod

n searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod

Synonyms:
dowsing, rhabdomancy
Type of:
divination, foretelling, fortune telling, soothsaying
the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
2

v cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

Synonyms:
douse, drench, soak, sop, souse
Types:
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brine
soak in brine
bedraggle, draggle
make wet and dirty, as from rain
bate
soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
ret
place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
flush, sluice
irrigate with water from a sluice
Type of:
wet
cause to become wet

v wet thoroughly

Synonyms:
douse
Type of:
wet
cause to become wet
3

v slacken

Synonyms:
douse
Type of:
remit, slacken
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

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