—v.t. 1. to plunge into water or the like; drench: She doused the clothes in soapy water. 2. to splash or throw water or other liquid on: The children doused each other with the hose. 3. to extinguish: She quickly doused the candle's flame with her fingertips. 4. Informal.to remove; doff.
5. Naut. a. to lower or take in (a sail, mast, or the like) suddenly.
b. to slacken (a line) suddenly.
c. to stow quickly.