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Definition of dowse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dowse
    he / she / it dowses
    past simple dowsed
    -ing form dowsing
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  1. 1[intransitive] to look for underground water or minerals by using a special stick or long piece of metal that moves when it comes near water, etc.
  2. 2= douse
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dowse

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