Definitions

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  • v. To cause to drink; drench; drown; drink; get drunk.
  • v. To drown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To drench; drown.
  • To drown.

Etymologies

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From Middle English drinklen, drinkelen, drenklen ("to plunge, drown"), from Old English *drenclian (“to drown”), frequentative form of Old English drencan ("to give to drink, give drink to, drench, make drunk, ply with drink; soak, saturate; submerge, drown, plunge; sink"), equivalent to drink +‎ -le and drench +‎ -le. Compare dronkle, drunkle.

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