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- v. Present participle of drench.
- n. The act by which something is drenched; a soaking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of soaking or covering with water; a thorough wetting.
- n. In vet. med., a dose of liquid medicine; a drench.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of making something completely wet
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(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).
We managed, however, to escape without any mishap, for the drenching was a boon to our burnt-up skins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"drenching" them to kill the worms in their stomach.
Big clubs had never generated more wealth, had never filled their grounds so frequently, and even if trophies weren't drenching Goodison and White Hart Lane every season, all seemed well in the world.
Another reason, I don't like the Fourth of July is because it's an excuse for tacky people to have a tacky theme party -- mainly by drenching a meal and its acutriments with anything red, white, and blue or anything that resembles the stars and stripes.