Definition of dowser in US English:

dowser

noun

  • See dowse

    • ‘Controlled experiments set up to test the abilities of dowsers have shown that dowsers are no better at finding hidden substances than chance would predict.’
    • ‘Every dowsing organization, or dowser, that we have contacted, has ignored this offer.’
    • ‘And, as usual in such matters, none of the participating astrologers, clairvoyants, ‘face readers,’ or dowsers who failed the tests, believe that their own claimed abilities are imaginary.’
    • ‘The lack of testing under controlled conditions explains why many psychics, graphologists, astrologers, dowsers, New Age therapists, and the like, believe in their abilities.’
    • ‘Most psychics and dowsers, for example, do not even realize that they need to do controlled tests of their powers to rule out the possibility that they are deceiving themselves.’

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