English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'douse'

(verb) 
Definition
to put out (a light)
The crew began to douse the fire.
Synonyms
put out
,
smother
They tried to smother the flames.
,
blow out
,
extinguish
It took about 50 minutes to extinguish the fire.
,
snuff (out)
(verb) 
Definition
to drench with water or other liquid
They doused him in petrol.
Synonyms
drench
They turned fire hoses on the people and drenched them.
,
soak
Soak the soil around each bush with at least 4 gallons of water.
,
steep
green beans steeped in olive oil
,
saturate
If the filter has been saturated with motor oil, discard it.
,
duck
She splashed around in the pool trying to duck him.
,
submerge
Submerge the pieces of fish in the poaching liquid and simmer.
,
immerse
The electrodes are immersed in liquid.
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dunk
, ,
plunge into water

Additional synonyms

in the sense of duck
Definition
to plunge suddenly under water
She splashed around in the pool trying to duck him.
Synonyms
in the sense of extinguish
Definition
to put out (a fire or light)
It took about 50 minutes to extinguish the fire.
Synonyms
put out,
blow out,
snuff out,
in the sense of immerse
Definition
to plunge or dip into liquid
The electrodes are immersed in liquid.
Synonyms
dip,
dunk,
submerse

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