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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drenched 
  adj  1:  wet  through  and  through  thoroughly  wet;  "stood  at  the  door 
  drenched  (or  soaked)  by  the  rain";  "a  shirt  saturated 
  with  perspiration";  "his  shoes  were  sopping  (or 
  soaking)";  "the  speaker's  sodden  collar";  "soppy 
  clothes"  [syn:  {saturated},  {soaked},  {soaking},  {sodden}, 
  {sopping},  {soppy}] 
  2:  abundantly  covered  or  supplied  with  often  used  in 
  combination;  "drenched  in  moonlight";  "moon-drenched 
  meadows"  [syn:  {drenched  in}] 




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