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Noun dowse has 1 sense
  1. dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy - searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    --1 is a kind of divination, foretelling, soothsaying, fortune telling
    Derived form: verb dowse2
Verb dowse has 4 senses
  1. douse, dowse - wet thoroughly
    --1 is one way to wet
    Sample sentence:
    Water and alcohol dowse the cloth
  2. dowse - use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
    --2 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun dowse1, noun dowser1, noun dowser2, noun dowsing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. douse, dowse - slacken; "douse a rope"
    --3 is one way to slacken, remit
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
    --4 is one way to wet
    Sample sentence:
    They dowse the cloth with water and alcohol
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