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douse

Pronunciation: /daʊs/

Translation of douse in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [flames] sofocar*; [light/candle] apagar*; [person] empapar he doused himself with petrol se roció con gasolina
    Example sentences
    • Her t-shirt was doused in some liquid most likely liquor.
    • Water passes through vents with each flush and is doused with fragrant liquid.
    • Cupping my hands of the cool liquid, I doused my face in it, staring up at my wet faced reflection in the mirror blankly.
    Example sentences
    • At the airfield, chaos reigned as rescue crews equipped with fire extinguishers doused the flames emanating from the downed fighter.
    • He sprung into action, grabbing the lab's fire blanket and dousing the flames that were playing across the workbench.
    • It was only as the fire brigade doused the final embers in my gutted home that I wondered if perhaps the invite had been a subtle Valentine's message after all.

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