dowser

dowser

[dou-zer]
noun
1.
Also called dowsing rod [dou-zing] . divining rod.
2.
a person skilled in its use.

Origin:
1830–40; dowse2 + -er1

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douse or dowse1 (daʊs)
 
vb
1.  to plunge or be plunged into water or some other liquid; duck
2.  (tr) to drench with water, esp in order to wash or clean
3.  (tr) to put out (a light, candle, etc)
 
n
4.  an immersion
 
[C16: perhaps related to obsolete douse to strike, of obscure origin]
 
dowse or dowse1
 
vb
 
n
 
[C16: perhaps related to obsolete douse to strike, of obscure origin]
 
'douser or dowse1
 
n
 
'dowser or dowse1
 
n

dowse1 (daʊs)
 
vb, —n
a variant spelling of douse
 
'dowser1
 
n

dowse2 (daʊz)
 
vb
(intr) to search for underground water, minerals, etc, using a divining rod; divine
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
'dowser2
 
n

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