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  • adj. Completely wet; sodden
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of drench.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination


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  • Too much conflict, too many days without food, too many nights drenched from the rain and you just have angry people.

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  • Yesterday's evening rains soaked the dirt enough to cause hundreds of nightcrawlers to surface, thus thwarting death by drowning in drenched soil.

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  • On a late summer morning so muggy that merely standing constitutes a workout, nine young adults in drenched T-shirts clear a trail in Elk Neck State Park.

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  • ` ` We can build on this, '' said Nutt, still drenched from the water bucket dumped on his head.

  • Torrents of rain drenched them to the skin, but inured to hardships they rejoiced in the favor which the storm bestowed.

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  • The breeze scattered the grey locks on his temples, the rain drenched his uncovered head, he sat hiding his face in his withered hands.


  • My hair was matted and wild -- my limbs soiled with salt ooze; while at sea, I had thrown off those of my garments that encumbered me, and the rain drenched the thin summer-clothing I had retained -- my feet were bare, and the stunted reeds and broken shells made them bleed -- the while, I hurried to and fro, now looking earnestly on some distant rock which, islanded in the sands, bore for a moment a deceptive appearance -- now with flashing eyes reproaching the murderous ocean for its unutterable cruelty.


  • I don't admire the Shaolin and don't agree with their ways, but I respect a sword drenched with warm blood.


  • It's called "Teen Dream," which makes me wince, but the music brings to mind "drenched" and "haze" and, yep, "dreamy" -- but it has an edge underneath it that makes me want to pay attention in case it slices through.

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  • I know you're getting kind of drenched but stick it out for a minute.

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