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douse

verb [T]  /dɑʊs, dɑʊz/ us  
to throw water or another liquid on someone or something: To get rid of weeds, I douse them with plain white vinegar. fig. The room was doused in light. To douse something is also to end it, esp. to extinguish (= stop) a fire by putting water on it: Efforts to douse the flames were hampered by high winds. Douse the lights (= turn off the lights).
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