drench

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] Give my roan horse a drench. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 drench — n a poisonous or medicinal drink specif a large dose of medicine mixed with liquid and put down the throat of an animal drench vt to administer a drench to (an animal) * * * (drench) a draft of medicine given to an animal by pouring it into its… …

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  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 drench´er — drench «drehnch», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to wet thoroughly; soak: »A heavy rain drenched the campers and they had to dry out their wet clothing. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under wet. (Cf. ↑wet) 2. to cause to drink; co …

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  • 5 drench — drench·er; drench·ing·ly; drench; …

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  • 6 Drench — Drench, n. [AS. dreng warrior, soldier, akin to Icel. drengr.] (O. Eng. Law) A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book. [Obs.] Burrill. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 drench — [drench] vt. [ME drenchen < OE drencan, to make drink, drown, caus. of drincan, to drink < Gmc * drank , pret. stem of * drinkan, DRINK + jan, caus. suffix] 1. to make (a horse, cow, etc.) swallow a medicinal liquid 2. to make wet all over; …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 drench — index imbue, immerse (plunge into), inundate, overload, permeate, pervade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 drench — [drentʃ] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: drencan; related to drink] to make something or someone extremely wet ▪ In the early morning they had got drenched in the grass. >drenching [ˈdrentʃıŋ] adj ▪ drenching rain …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 drench — [ drentʃ ] verb transitive to make someone or something very wet …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 drench — (v.) c.1200, to submerge, drown, from O.E. drencan give drink to, ply with drink, make drunk; soak, saturate; submerge, drown, causative of drincan to drink (see DRINK (Cf. drink)), from P.Gmc. *drankijan (Cf. O.N. drekkja, Swed. dränka, Du.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 drench — *soak, saturate, sop, steep, impregnate, waterlog Analogous words: *permeate, pervade, penetrate, impenetrate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 drench — [v] wet thoroughly deluge, dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, flood, imbrue, immerse, impregnate, inundate, pour, saturate, seethe, soak, sodden, sop, souse, steep, submerge, teem; concept 256 Ant. dry, parch …

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  • 14 drench — ► VERB 1) wet thoroughly; soak. 2) cover liberally with something. 3) forcibly give a liquid medicine to (an animal). ► NOUN ▪ a dose of medicine administered to an animal. ORIGIN Old English, related to DRINK(Cf. ↑d …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Drench — For other uses, see Drench (disambiguation). Drench is a brand of bottled spring water owned by Britvic.[1] Drench is one of a range of water brands from Britvic, which includes Pennine Spring and Fruit Shoot H20.[2] Contents 1 The Water …

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  • 16 drench — v. 1) to drench thoroughly 2) (D; tr.) to drench to (we were drenched to the skin) * * * [drentʃ] to drench thoroughly (D; tr.) to drench to (we were drenched to the skin) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 drench — drencher, n. drenchingly, adv. /drench/, v.t. 1. to wet thoroughly; soak. 2. to saturate by immersion in a liquid; steep. 3. to cover or fill completely; bathe: trees drenched with sunlight. 4. Vet. Med. to administer a draft of medicine to (an… …

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  • 18 drench — /drɛntʃ / (say drench) verb (t) 1. to wet thoroughly; steep; soak: garments drenched with rain; swords drenched in blood. 2. Veterinary Science to administer a draught of medicine to (an animal), especially by force: to drench a horse. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 drench — I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a poisonous or medicinal drink; specifically a large dose of medicine mixed with liquid and put down the throat of an animal 2. a. something that drenches b. a quantity sufficient to drench or saturate II.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 drench — UK [drentʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms drench : present tense I/you/we/they drench he/she/it drenches present participle drenching past tense drenched past participle drenched to make someone or something very wet …

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