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Definition 1: searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for dowse in the sense of this definition

(dowse is a kind of ...) the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

Definition 2: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto - [verb of change]

Samples where dowse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • souse water on his hot face

Synonyms for dowse in the sense of this definition

(dowse is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of dowse ) soak in brine

(... is a kind of dowse ) make wet and dirty, as from rain

(... is a kind of dowse ) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

"bate hides and skins"

(... is a kind of dowse ) place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue

(... is a kind of dowse ) irrigate with water from a sluice

"sluice the earth"

Definition 3: slacken - [verb of change]

Samples where dowse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • douse a rope

Synonyms for dowse in the sense of this definition

(dowse is a kind of ...) make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

Definition 4: use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal - [verb of contact]

(dowse is a kind of ...) search by divining, as if with a rod

"He claimed he could divine underground water"

Definition 5: wet thoroughly - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for dowse in the sense of this definition

(dowse is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

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