Definition of Drench

1. Verb. Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged. "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"

Exact synonyms: Swamp
Generic synonyms: Flood
Derivative terms: Swamp



2. Verb. Force to drink.
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Causes: Drink, Imbibe
Generic synonyms: Cater, Ply, Provide, Supply

3. Verb. Permeate or impregnate. "The waters drench the area"; "The war drenched the country in blood"
Exact synonyms: Imbrue
Generic synonyms: Impregnate, Saturate

4. Verb. Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto. "They drench the cloth with water and alcohol"; "Souse water on his hot face"
Exact synonyms: Douse, Dowse, Soak, Sop, Souse
Generic synonyms: Wet
Specialized synonyms: Brine, Bedraggle, Draggle, Bate, Ret, Flush, Sluice
Derivative terms: Soaker, Soaking, Souse, Sousing

Definition of Drench

1. v. t. 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.

2. n. A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.

3. n. A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.

Definition of Drench

1. Noun. A draught administered to an animal. ¹

2. Verb. To soak, to make very wet. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete UK) A military vassal, mentioned in the Domesday Book. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drench

1. to wet thoroughly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Drench

1. 1. 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. "As "to fell," is "to make to fall," and "to lay," to make to lie." so "to drench," is "to make to drink."" (Trench) 2. To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse. "Now dam the ditches and the floods restrain; Their moisture has already drenched the plain." (Dryden) Origin: AS. Drencan to give to drink, to drench, the causal of drincan to drink; akin to D. Drenken, Sw. Dranka, G. Tranken. See Drink. A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging. "A drench of wine." "Give my roan horse a drench." (Shak) Origin: AS. Drenc. See Drench. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drench

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dreidel
dreidels
dreidl
dreidls
dreigh
dreikanter
drein
dreined
dreining
dreins
dreissena
drek
drekly
dreks
drench (current term)
drenche
drenched
drenched in
drencher
drenchers
drenches
drenching
drenchingly
drengage
drengages
drent
drepanidium
drepanocyte
drepanocytic

Literary usage of Drench

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1. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1910)
"A man of experience will hardly use a drench sufficiently hot to convert the ... I have also known men of some experience to use a drench sufficiently hot ..."

2. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"Thou art so set, thou hast no cause to be Jealous, or dreadful of disloyalty. DANIEL, Panegyric to the King. drench. As ' to fell' is to make to fall, ..."

3. The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1897)
"When vain desire at last and vain regret Go hand in hand to death, and all is vain, What shall assuage the unforgotten pain And cull the dew-drench'd ..."

4. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"embay, to bathe, drench, wet, steep. Spenser, FQ i. 10. 27 ; it 12. 60. Metaph., to bathe (oneself in sunshine); ..."

5. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1921)
"... bigot who would drench your country in blood—you must convict. By permitting these unhallowed institutions, these bloody and reckless associations, ..."

6. Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum, Trumbull White (1906)
"... Soldiers—Pathetic Street Incidents—Soldiers and Police Compel Fashionably Attired to Assist in Cleaning Streets—Italians drench Homes with Wine. ..."

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