It was fear of cancer and a douse of hypochondria that brought me to 23andMe in the first place.
The halon-based fire-suppression systems used by commercial jets in these zones are not able to douse such fires.
douse the whole thing with some olive oil and add Himalayan pink sea salt to taste.
1550s, "to strike, punch," which is perhaps from Middle Dutch dossen "beat forcefully" or a similar Low German word.
Meaning "to strike a sail in haste" is recorded from 1620s; that of "to extinguish (a light)" is from 1785; perhaps influenced by dout (1520s), an obsolete contraction of do out (cf. doff, don). OED regards the meaning "to plunge into water, to throw water over" (c.1600) as a separate word, of unknown origin, though admitting there may be a connection of some sort. Related: Doused; dousing.
To extinguish a light, lamp, candle, etc
[1807+; specialized fr an earlier sense, ''hit'']