dowse

Definitions of dowse
  1. verb
    use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
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    type of:
    divine
    search by divining, as if with a rod
  2. noun
    searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    synonyms: dowsing, rhabdomancy
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    type of:
    divination, foretelling, fortune telling, soothsaying
    the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
  3. verb
    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    synonyms: douse, drench, soak, sop, souse
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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
  4. verb
    wet thoroughly
    synonyms: douse
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    type of:
    wet
    cause to become wet
  5. verb
    slacken
    synonyms: douse
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    type of:
    remit, slacken
    make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
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