Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of soaking or covering with water; a thorough wetting.
  • noun In vet. med., a dose of liquid medicine; a drench.

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  • verb Present participle of drench.
  • noun The act by which something is drenched; a soaking.

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

  • noun the act of making something completely wet

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Examples

  • (Even the hypnotizing black mammoth would lumber off on hearing those words, not wishing to be hit by the unpleasant drenching from a big bowl of water which would come next).

    Cruelty to Animals

  • We managed, however, to escape without any mishap, for the drenching was a boon to our burnt-up skins.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales

  • Meanwhile, Sydney copped a battering of wet and destructive weather but it should be spared from a further drenching, which is expected to hit regional NSW.

    The Canberra Times - Front Page

  • Meanwhile, Sydney copped a battering of wet and destructive weather but it should be spared from a further drenching, which is expected to hit regional NSW.

    The Canberra Times - Front Page

  • As you may guess, I've had my daily drenching, which is really undercutting my attempts to persuade people that motorcycling is cool, fun and worthy of pursuit, and they weren't even in a particularly good cause - of today's 200 miles, 90 per cent were either on the North Circular or the M25, neither of which are likely to win any prizes for best-loved biking routes.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • As you may guess, I've had my daily drenching, which is really undercutting my attempts to persuade people that motorcycling is cool, fun and worthy of pursuit, and they weren't even in a particularly good cause - of today's 200 miles, 90 per cent were either on the North Circular or the M25, neither of which are likely to win any prizes for best-loved biking routes.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • Certified organic sheep do not receive routine chemical treatments such as drenching or dipping for parasites, fly dressings, antibiotics, growth promotants, vaccines, nor do they graze on pastures that have been sprayed with herbicides.

    STELLA MCCARTNEY VEGAN FASHION | Inhabitat

  • The Spartans had a way of "drenching" a helot with liquor, then parading him in his drunken antics before the boys of the town to disgust them with dram-drinking.

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

  • Clive Aslet's use of the emotive word "drenching" to describe the farmer's use of fertiliser (it's more often linked to pesticides) shows how out of touch he is with modern agricultural practice.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • "drenching" them to kill the worms in their stomach.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

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