One security guard reported that the fire extinguisher failed to work when he tried to douse the flames.
The halon-based fire-suppression systems used by commercial jets in these zones are not able to douse such fires.
It was fear of cancer and a douse of hypochondria that brought me to 23andMe in the first place.
douse the whole thing with some olive oil and add Himalayan pink sea salt to taste.
Fourteen years later, two rookie cops heard gunfire and saw a now 14-year-old douse coming toward them, that very gun in hand.
You can lend a hand with the powder or pass the water buckets to douse the fire if she gets ablaze.
Jack was about to douse the light, but Hemming told him to let it burn on.
For several nights they advised me to "cut out the higher education, douse that light and come to bed."
I mind a sentence in it that must have been a douse of cauld watter—toch!
The second douse was flung quickly; he became confused, rushed into the captain's berth, believing he was making his way on deck.
1550s, "to strike, punch," which is perhaps from Middle Dutch dossen "beat forcefully" or a similar Low German word.
Meaning "to strike a sail in haste" is recorded from 1620s; that of "to extinguish (a light)" is from 1785; perhaps influenced by dout (1520s), an obsolete contraction of do out (cf. doff, don). OED regards the meaning "to plunge into water, to throw water over" (c.1600) as a separate word, of unknown origin, though admitting there may be a connection of some sort. Related: Doused; dousing.
To extinguish a light, lamp, candle, etc
[1807+; specialized fr an earlier sense, ''hit'']