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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. douse

    Dip is Saxon, while immerse is Latin for the same initial act; dip is accordingly the more popular and commonplace, immerse the more elegant and dignified expression in many cases. To speak of baptism by immersion as dipping now seems rude; tho entirely proper and usual in early English. Baptists now universally use the word immerse. To dip and to immerse alike signify to bury or submerge some object in a liquid; but dip implies that the object dipped is at once removed from the liquid, while immerse is wholly silent as to the removal. Immerse also suggests more absolute completeness of the action; one may dip his sleeve or dip a sponge in a liquid, if he but touches the edge; if he immerses it, he completely sinks it under, and covers it with the liquid. Submerge implies that the object can not readily be removed, if at all; as, a submerged wreck. To plunge is to immerse suddenly and violently, for which douse and duck are colloquial terms. Dip is used, also, unlike the other words, to denote the putting of a hollow vessel into a liquid in order to remove a portion of it; in this sense we say dip up, dip out. Compare synonyms for BURY.

    bury, dip, duck, immerge, immerse, plunge, sink, submerge

    The object is immersed in water.

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  1. douse, put outverb

    put out, as of a candle or a light

    "Douse the lights"

    discommode, exsert, duck, anesthetise, bring out, issue, dowse, anaesthetize, stretch forth, inconvenience, dunk, anesthetize, extend, souse, retire, release, put under, stretch out, put out, bother, sop, soak, disoblige, incommode, smother, publish, drench, trouble, hold out, plunge, dip, anaesthetise

  2. douse, dowseverb

    wet thoroughly

    plunge, sop, souse, put out, dowse, duck, dip, soak, dunk, drench

  3. dip, douse, duckverb

    dip into a liquid

    "He dipped into the pool"

    parry, fudge, dim, hedge, dodge, dowse, dunk, skirt, duck, sink, put out, souse, sop, soak, circumvent, dip, put off, elude, drench, evade, plunge, sidestep

  4. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douseverb

    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

    "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"

    engulf, hit it up, dim, engross, dump, dowse, dive, dunk, duck, launch, sink, steep, immerse, souse, sop, soak, plunk, dip, put out, plunge, soak up, drench, inebriate, absorb

  5. douseverb

    lower quickly

    "douse a sail"

    plunge, sop, souse, put out, dowse, duck, dip, soak, dunk, drench

  6. douse, dowseverb


    "douse a rope"

    plunge, sop, souse, put out, dowse, duck, dip, soak, dunk, drench

  7. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souseverb

    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

    "souse water on his hot face"

    hock, fleece, imbue, plume, duck, inebriate, surcharge, hit it up, dowse, rob, dunk, hook, soak through, pluck, drench, put out, souse, sop, soak, dip, swamp, gazump, intoxicate, pawn, overcharge, plunge, imbrue

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. douseverb

    plunge, immerse, submerge, dip, souse, put under water (or other liquid)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. douseverb

    duck, immerse, dip, plunge, souse, submerge

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  1. Ridgefield Park Police Department:

    The officers attempted to remove Mr. Vagnone through the front driver side window of the vehicle, but due to intense physical heat and flames beginning to enter the cabin of the vehicle, they were unable to safely remove Mr. Vagnone, the officers attempted to douse the flames with fire extinguishers which enabled them enough time to grab hold of Mr. Vagnone from the passenger side of the vehicle.

Translations for douse

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  • намокрям, гася, потапямBulgarian
  • apagar, extinguirSpanish
  • pudota, vetäistä, alas, upottaa, sammuttaa, vesi, kastaaFinnish
  • immergerFrench
  • doven, uitdoven, onderdompelen, onderduiken, uitdoenDutch
  • imergirPortuguese
  • облить, обливать, потушить, тушить, гасить, погаситьRussian

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