American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To wet through and through; soak.
- v. To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to (an animal).
- v. To provide with something in great abundance; surfeit: just drenched in money.
- n. The act of wetting or becoming wet through and through.
- n. Something that drenches: a drench of rain.
- n. A large dose of liquid medicine, especially one administered to an animal by pouring down the throat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wet thoroughly; soak; steep; fill or cover with water or other liquid: as, garments drenched with rain or in the sea; swords drenched in blood; the flood has drenched the earth.
- To gorge or satiate with a fluid: as, he drenched himself with liquor.
- Specifically, to administer liquid physic to abundantly, especially in a forcible way.
- . To drown.
- To subject (hides) to the effect of soaking and stirring in a solution of animal excrements or an alkaline solution. Synonyms To steep, souse, deluge (with).
- To drown.
- n. A drink; a draught.
- n. A large draught of fluid; an inordinate drink.
- n. Hence A draught of physic; specifically, a dose of medicine for a beast, as a horse.
- n. That with or in which something is drenched; a provision or preparation for drenching or steeping.
- n. A less correct form of dreng.
- n. A draught administered to an animal.
- v. To soak, to make very wet.
- n. obsolete, UK A military vassal, mentioned in the Domesday Book.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse.
- n. A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.
- n. (O. Eng. Law), obsolete A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.
- v. permeate or impregnate
- v. drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
- v. force to drink
- v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
- Anglo-Saxon dreng warrior, soldier, akin to Icelandic drengr. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English drenchen, to drown, from Old English drencan, to give to drink, drown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sustainable Control of Parasites group (SCOPs) is to use a white (BZ) drench, which is effective against nematodirus and suitable for young lambs, says Ms Philips.”
“One day we had to play the goat doctors giving them a good "drench", some liquid medicine.”
“The song is 'drench' in sex, and it's the first time I've ever heard a pop song with the words video for the album is the song "Red State / Blue State".”
“On Tuesday, Economics Minister Banri Kaieda had ordered the company to drench with water a pool containing nuclear waste material, after the water level at the pool—used to cool the fuel rods of the fourth of the plant's six reactors—reached zero at one point without Tepco injecting more, according the ministry.”
“Afer dark I would go to the same area and drench the lawn with the hose.”
“Later on Saturday and into Sunday, heavy rain from the storm will drench portions of the interior Northeast and New England, Moore says.”
“The key is to gently coat each leaf, but not drench it.”
“This subtle, heartfelt British gem will still drench most anyone's Kleenex nearly seven decades after its release.”
“It was heavy enough that it formed a little lake in the top of the balloon, so we pulled the valve and it would drench us, she told the magazine.”
“This weekend, watching police at UC-Davis coolly drench crouching, nonviolent students with pepper spray at close range, I couldn't help likening their ruthless canister blitzkrieg with my own roach attacks.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘drench’.
An eclectic list of words pertaining to and describing water.
"...I am the faithful husband of the rain,
I love the water of wells and springs
and the taste of roofs in the...
Everything sheep, from Artiodactyla to zodiac.
Key words of the Odyssey by Homer in English including all those famous repeating epitethons like
Intrigued by these words...
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Words I like!
( personal list, favorite words, randomness )
short, sweet, epic, catchy, sassy, sexy & sizzling.
( personal list, randomness )
Hecko, words! Thanks for staying with me. :-)
it never rains but it:
Looking for tweets for drench.