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douse

[dau̇s]
(metallurgy)
To thrust a hot piece of metal into a liquid during the hardening process.
(mining engineering)
To locate and delineate subsurface resources such as water, oil, gas, or minerals.
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Due to ongoing development works in Banaras firefighter vehicles were stuck in the pit of mud owing to this the fire fighters have to face delay dousing the fire.
The fire tenders reached the spot and were successful in dousing the fire, which could have spread to adjacent buildings, causing massive destruction.
A distraught man turned himself into a human fireball in front of neighbours after dousing himself with petrol.
Police and forest officials faced problems in dousing the fire because of dense forest and inaccessible terrain.
Instead we are filling the buckets of water and dousing the fire," said Mala Devi.