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dowse

verb uk   us   /daʊz/

dowse verb (SEARCH)

[I] to divine

dowse verb (MAKE WET)

[T] to douse
Translations of “dowse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尋找, (用丫形杖)探測地下水(或礦藏)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寻找, (用丫形杖)探测地下水(或矿藏)…
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