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1]  
, dowse  
      vb  
1    to plunge or be plunged into water or some other liquid; duck  
2    tr   to drench with water, esp. in order to wash or clean  
3    tr   to put out (a light, candle, etc.)  
      n  
4    an immersion  
     (C16: perhaps related to obsolete douse to strike, of obscure origin)  
  douser, dowser      n  
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douse, douser, dose, Duse

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