HyperDic: dowse

English > 5 senses of the word dowse:
NOUNcognitiondowse, dowsing, rhabdomancysearching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
VERBstativedowse, dousewet thoroughly
contactdowseuse a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
changedowse, douseslacken
changedowse, drench, douse, soak, sop, sousecover with liquid / liquid
dowse > pronunciation
Soundsdaw's
Rhymesalehouse ... whorehouse: 54 rhymes with aws...
English > dowse: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningsearching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod.
Synonymsdowsing, rhabdomancy
Broaderdivination, foretelling, soothsaying, fortune tellingThe art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
Spanishradiestesia
Verbsdowseuse a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
English > dowse: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningwet thoroughly.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelWater and alcohol dowse the cloth
Synonymdouse
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Spanishempapar
English > dowse: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningUse a divining rod in search of underground water or metal.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderdivinesearch by divining, as if with a rod
Nounsdowse, dowsingsearching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
dowserforked stick that is said to dip / dip down to indicate underground water or oil
dowsersomeone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
English > dowse: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningslacken.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdouse
Broaderslacken, remitmake slack as by lessening tension or firmness
Spanishaflojar
Catalanapagar, mullar
English > dowse: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCover with liquid / liquid; pour liquid / liquid onto.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey dowse the cloth with water and alcohol
Synonymsdrench, douse, soak, sop, souse
Entailed bymaceratesoften, usually by steeping in liquid / liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
Narrowerbatesoak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
bedraggle, dragglemake wet and dirty, as from rain
brinesoak in brine
retplace (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid / liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
sluice, flushirrigate with water from a sluice
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Spanishabsorber, bañar, empapar, lavar, mojar, remojar
Catalanabsorbir, mullar, remullar, rentar, xopar

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