Drench Drench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drenching}.] [AS. drencan to give to drink, to drench, the causal of drincan to drink; akin to D. drenken, Sw. dr["a]nka, G. tr["a]nken. See {Drink}.] 1. To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. to purge violently by physic. [1913 Webster]

As ``to fell,'' is ``to make to fall,'' and ``to lay,'' to make to lie.'' so ``to drench,'' is ``to make to drink.'' --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse. [1913 Webster]

Now dam the ditches and the floods restrain; Their moisture has already drenched the plain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drenched — [drentʃt] adj 1.) covered with a lot of a liquid ▪ Come on in you re drenched! drenched in/with ▪ I was drenched in sweat. ▪ chips drenched in vinegar rain drenched/sweat drenched etc ▪ He changed out of his rain drenched clothes. 2.) drenched… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drenched — [ drentʃt ] adjective 1. ) thoroughly wet: We got completely drenched by the rain. 2. ) something that is drenched in a liquid has too much of the liquid on it: a salad drenched in olive oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drenched — adjective 1 extremely wet: Come on in you re drenched! (+ with/in): I came back from aerobics drenched in sweat. | drenched to the skin (=wearing completely wet clothes) 2 covered in something (+ in): women drenched in cheap perfume | rain… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drenched — adjective abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination (Freq. 1) drenched in moonlight moon drenched meadows • Syn: ↑drenched in • Similar to: ↑covered …   Useful english dictionary

  • drenched — UK [drentʃt] / US adjective 1) thoroughly wet We got completely drenched by the rain. 2) something that is drenched in a liquid has too much of the liquid on it …   English dictionary

  • drenched — adjective Completely wet; sodden The storms so bad that if you step outside for 20 seconds, you get drenched …   Wiktionary

  • drenched — Synonyms and related words: addled, awash, bathed, beery, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, bloated, bursting, choked, congested, crammed, crapulent, crapulous, crowded, deluged, dipped, distended, dizzy, dribbling, dripping, dripping wet, drowned …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drenched — adj. soaked, wet, saturated drentʃ v. wet, soak, saturate; administer medication to an animal (Veterinary Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drenched — adjective cover liberally with something: → drench …   English new terms dictionary

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