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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dowse
 (vt.)(vi.)探尋水源

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dowse v. t.
 1. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
 2.  To beat or thrash. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dowse, v. i. To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.
    Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully for more than a hundred wells.   --Eng. Cyc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dowse, n. A blow on the face. [Low]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dowse
      n : searching for underground water or minerals by using a
          dowsing rod [syn: dowsing, rhabdomancy]
      v 1: wet thoroughly [syn: douse]
      2: use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
      3: slacken; "douse a rope" [syn: douse]
      4: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot
         face" [syn: drench, douse, soak, sop, souse]