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- Rhymes: -aʊz
dowse (plural dowses)
- A blow on the face.
- (transitive) To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
- (transitive) To beat or thrash.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
- (intransitive) To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.