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drench


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drench  \Drench\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drenched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drenching}.]  [AS.  drencan  to  give  to  drink,  to  drench,  the 
  causal  of  drincan  to  drink;  akin  to  D.  drenken,  Sw 
  dr["a]nka,  G.  tr["a]nken.  See  {Drink}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drench  \Drench\,  n.  [AS.  drenc.  See  {Drench},  v.  t.] 
  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.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Give  my  roan  horse  a  drench.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drench  \Drench\,  n.  [AS.  dreng  warrior,  soldier,  akin  to  Icel. 
  drengr.]  (O.  Eng.  Law) 
  A  military  vassal  mentioned  in  Domesday  Book.  [Obs.] 
  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drench 
  v  1:  drench  or  submerge  or  be  drenched  or  submerged  [syn:  {swamp}] 
  2:  force  (animals)  to  drink 
  3:  permeate  or  impregnate;  "The  war  drenched  the  country  in 
  blood"  [syn:  {imbrue}] 
  4:  cover  with  liquid;  pour  liquid  onto  "souse  water  on  his  hot 
  face"  [syn:  {douse},  {dowse},  {soak},  {sop},  {souse}] 




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