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douse

verb [T] uk (also dowse)   /daʊs/ us  
to make something or someone wet by throwing a lot of liquid over it or them: We watched as demonstrators doused a car in/with petrol and set it alight.Wet weather and wetness to stop a fire or light from burning or shining, especially by putting water on it or by covering it with somethingStopping fires
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