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drench

 (drĕnch)
tr.v. drenched, drench·ing, drench·es
1. To wet through and through; soak.
2. To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to (an animal).
3. To provide with something in great abundance; surfeit: just drenched in money.
n.
1. The act of wetting or becoming wet through and through.
2. Something that drenches: a drench of rain.
3. A large dose of liquid medicine, especially one administered to an animal by pouring down the throat.

[Middle English drenchen, to drown, from Old English drencan, to give to drink, drown; see dhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

drench′er n.
Word History: Drink and drench mean quite different things today, but in fact they share similar origins, and, historically, similar meanings. Drink comes from a prehistoric Germanic verb *drinkan, from the Germanic root *drink- meaning "drink." Another form of this root, *drank-, could be combined with a suffix *-jan that was used to form causative verbs, in this case *drankjan, "to cause to drink." The descendant of the simple verb *drinkan in Old English was drincan (virtually unchanged), while the causative verb *drankjan was affected by certain sound shifts and became Old English drencan, pronounced (drĕn′chŏn), and, in Middle and Modern English, drench. In Middle English drench came to mean "to drown," a sense now obsolete; the sense "to steep, soak in liquid" and the current modern sense "to make thoroughly wet" developed by early Modern English times. Drink and drench are not the only such pairs in English, where one verb comes from a prehistoric Germanic causative; some others include sit and set ("to cause to sit"), lie and lay ("to cause to lie"), and fall and fell ("cause to fall").

drench

(drɛntʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to make completely wet; soak
2. (Veterinary Science) to give liquid medicine to (an animal), esp by force
n
3. (Veterinary Science) the act or an instance of drenching
4. (Veterinary Science) a dose of liquid medicine given to an animal
[Old English drencan to cause to drink; related to Old High German trenken]
ˈdrencher n
ˈdrenching n, adj

drench

(drɛntʃ)

v.t.
1. to wet thoroughly; soak.
2. to saturate by immersion in a liquid; steep.
3. to cover or fill completely; bathe: sunlight drenching the trees.
4. to administer a draft of medicine to (an animal), esp. by force.
5. Archaic. to cause to drink.
n.
6. the act of drenching.
7. something that drenches.
8. a preparation for drenching or steeping.
9. a draft of medicine, esp. one administered to an animal by force.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English drencan, causative of drincan to drink; Old High German trenchen, Old Norse drekkja]
drench′er, n.

drench


Past participle: drenched
Gerund: drenching

Imperative
drench
drench
Present
I drench
you drench
he/she/it drenches
we drench
you drench
they drench
Preterite
I drenched
you drenched
he/she/it drenched
we drenched
you drenched
they drenched
Present Continuous
I am drenching
you are drenching
he/she/it is drenching
we are drenching
you are drenching
they are drenching
Present Perfect
I have drenched
you have drenched
he/she/it has drenched
we have drenched
you have drenched
they have drenched
Past Continuous
I was drenching
you were drenching
he/she/it was drenching
we were drenching
you were drenching
they were drenching
Past Perfect
I had drenched
you had drenched
he/she/it had drenched
we had drenched
you had drenched
they had drenched
Future
I will drench
you will drench
he/she/it will drench
we will drench
you will drench
they will drench
Future Perfect
I will have drenched
you will have drenched
he/she/it will have drenched
we will have drenched
you will have drenched
they will have drenched
Future Continuous
I will be drenching
you will be drenching
he/she/it will be drenching
we will be drenching
you will be drenching
they will be drenching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drenching
you have been drenching
he/she/it has been drenching
we have been drenching
you have been drenching
they have been drenching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drenching
you will have been drenching
he/she/it will have been drenching
we will have been drenching
you will have been drenching
they will have been drenching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drenching
you had been drenching
he/she/it had been drenching
we had been drenching
you had been drenching
they had been drenching
Conditional
I would drench
you would drench
he/she/it would drench
we would drench
you would drench
they would drench
Past Conditional
I would have drenched
you would have drenched
he/she/it would have drenched
we would have drenched
you would have drenched
they would have drenched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.drench - drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
flood - cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
2.drench - force to drink
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
3.drench - permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"
impregnate, saturate - infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
4.drench - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
brine - soak in brine
bedraggle, draggle - make wet and dirty, as from rain
bate - soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
ret - place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
sluice, flush - irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"

drench

verb
1. soak, flood, wet, duck, drown, steep, swamp, saturate, inundate, souse, imbrue They turned fire hoses on the people and drenched them.

drench

verb
To make thoroughly wet:
Translations
يُبَلِّلُيَتَبَلَّل
promočit
gennembløde
kastella läpimäräksi
smočiti do kože
rennbleyta; gera holdvotan
びしょぬれにする
흠뻑 적시다
kiaurai permirkti
izmirktsalīt
dränka
ทำให้เปียก
ısla maksırılsıklam etmeksırılsıklam etmek/olmak
làm ướt sũng

drench

[drentʃ]
A. VTempapar (with de) to get drenchedempaparse
he was drenched to the skinestaba empapado or calado hasta los huesos
B. N (Vet) → poción f

drench

[ˈdrɛntʃ] vt (= soak) → tremper
to be drenched to the skin → être trempé(e) jusqu'aux os
to get drenched → se faire tremper
We got drenched → Nous nous sommes fait tremper.

drench

vt
(= soak)durchnässen; I’m absolutely drenchedich bin durch und durch nass; to be drenched in sweatschweißgebadet sein; to be drenched in bloodvor Blut triefen; to get drenched to the skinbis auf die Haut nass werden
(Vet) → Arznei einflößen (+dat)

drench

[drɛntʃ] vtinzuppare, infradiciare
drenched to the skin → bagnato/a fradicio/a, bagnato/a fino all'osso

drench

(drentʃ) verb
to soak completely. They went out in the rain and were drenched to the skin.

drench

يُبَلِّلُ promočit gennembløde durchnässen καταβρέχω empapar, empaparse kastella läpimäräksi tremper smočiti do kože infradiciare びしょぬれにする 흠뻑 적시다 doordrenken gjennombløte zmoczyć ficar ensopado намочить dränka ทำให้เปียก sırılsıklam etmek làm ướt sũng 浸湿
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