imp.1.p. p., of Drench to drown.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This apparently refers to the Ovidian episode Chaucer retells in lines 69-230 of the text, as his narrator turns to the Metamorphoses 'for defaute of slep', and recites the story of 'dreynte Seys the kyng' he reads there (Chaucer 2008, 333).
But blisful Marie heelp hire right anon; For with her struglyng wel and myghtily The theef fil over bord al sodeynly, And in the see he dreynte for vengeance; And thus hath Crist unwemmed kept Custance.