Horse-drench
Horse-drench Horse"-drench`, n. 1. A dose of physic for a horse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The appliance by which the dose is administered. [1913 Webster]


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  • Drench — Drench, n. [AS. drenc. See {Drench}, v. t.] A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging. A drench of wine. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Give my roan horse a drench. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drench — [drench] vt. [ME drenchen < OE drencan, to make drink, drown, caus. of drincan, to drink < Gmc * drank , pret. stem of * drinkan, DRINK + jan, caus. suffix] 1. to make (a horse, cow, etc.) swallow a medicinal liquid 2. to make wet all over; …   English World dictionary

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  • drench — /drɛntʃ / (say drench) verb (t) 1. to wet thoroughly; steep; soak: garments drenched with rain; swords drenched in blood. 2. Veterinary Science to administer a draught of medicine to (an animal), especially by force: to drench a horse. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Drenched — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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