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[dou-ter, doo-]
  1. an implement for snuffing out candles, consisting either of a scissorlike device with two broad flat blades or of a cone at the end of a handle.
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Origin of douter

1615–25; dial. dout (v.) (contraction of do1 + out; cf. doff, don2) + -er1
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Historical Examples of douter

  • Douter des vérités humaines, c'est ouvrir la porte aux découvertes; en faire des articles de foi, c'est la fermer.

    A Lecture on the Study of History

    Lord Acton