dousing dousing  /ˈdaʊ sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of wetting something by submerging it

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But millions of Kenyans understood the lesson that Maathai had taught them: that prosperity depends just as much on caring for a fragile planet as on dousing human conflict.
  2. For nine days, Tropical Storm Fay drenched nine states, entering and exiting Florida four times alone while dousing portions of it with more than two feet of rain.
  3. Even the single airplane and two helicopters available equipped for dousing water on the flames are unable to penetrate the thick smoke over the area.

News

  1. RV Fire Causes I-476 To Temporarily Shut Down

    All lanes of I-476 southbound are currently closed after I-76 due to vehicle fire.State police have confirmed that it is actually an RV on fire.  Crews are dousing the vehicle with foam and water.There
    on June 25, 2013     Source: FOX 29 Philadelphia

  2. Pat Riley Pours Champagne on a Reporter’s Head During Title Celebration (VIDEO)

    While answering questions in a delirious and celebratory Miami Heat locker room following Game 7 of the NBA Finals, team president Pat Riley finished his interview with Rachel Nichols by dousing her with some very expensive champagne. He’s the greatest.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Slam

  3. Lawmakers may save records law

    Lawmakers offer different approaches to dousing a firestorm over the public records law.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  1. "The very first episode starts with an extraordinary moment with a girl in a field dousing herself in petrol and setting fire to herself," Branagh said. "I found that image in the book, that particular image, very striking and haunting."
    on May 8, 2009 By: Kenneth Branagh Source: London Free Press

  2. "The strategy is not for dousing the fires but to prevent them from happening. We have concluded that the major areas of these fires are on peat land. That is why the focus of peat areas is very prominent in this strategy," Witoelar told foreign...
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Rachmat Witoelar Source: Reuters.uk

  3. "Even the UN appears to now be sobering up and dousing much needed cold water on the global warming alarmism promoted by much of the mainstream media, Hollywood, NASA scientist James Hansen and former Vice President Al Gore. News that global warming...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: James Inhofe Source: NewsBusters (blog)

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