verb (used with object), douched, douch·ing.
verb (used without object), douched, douch·ing.
Origin of douche
Related Words for doucheshower, tub, dive, plunge, permeate, impregnate, suffuse, soak, wash, pervade, douse, infuse, penetrate, imbue, steep, immerse, drench, cleanse, rinse, expel
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The realization was like a douche of cold water, in spite of all he had seen and knew.The Law-Breakers
But in her words, to be sure, were a douche cold enough for Khalid.The Book of Khalid
I have built a douche, and am to go on through all the winter, frost or no frost.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)
WINE will be an extra charge; as are warm, vapor, and douche baths.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
And if there is any period when a woman needs a douche it is during menstruation.Woman
William J. Robinson
Word Origin for douche
1766, "jet of water," from French douche (16c.), from Italian doccia "shower," from docciare "to spray," from Latin ductionem "a leading," from ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "vaginal cleansing" is from 1833. The verb is first attested 1838. Related: Douched; douching.