Adjective "drench" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Wet thoroughly; soak.
  1. 'Startled, he stumbled back, suddenly aware of the fact he was thoroughly drenched by the rain.'
  2. 'I'm supposed to be on my summer holidays, but I can't go outside because the rain is so heavy I'd be drenched in seconds.'
  3. 'I pushed some sheep out of the way to get a better view and almost drenched myself in the spray of freezing-cold water in the process.'
  4. 'He was drenched as thoroughly as she was, his shirt clinging to him like a second skin.'
  5. 'The waves washed against the cars and drenched those on the top.'
  6. 'More than a foot of rain drenched the Dallas area overnight.'
  7. 'She narrowly escaped getting drenched by a couple of sprinklers.'
  8. 'If you're still not wet by the end, there's a giant power shower to make sure you're thoroughly drenched.'
  9. '‘When you water the plant, the cactus should be drenched thoroughly’, says a gardener.'
  10. 'We were both immobilized, despite being severely drenched, by our chorus of hysterical laughter.'
  11. 'cool patios drenched in flowers'
  12. 'With the moon drenching the valley in her light, we sat on the sandy shores and watched the dogs go berserk in what must have been their interpretation of canine heaven on earth.'
  13. 'They cry out in a familiar musical language of liberation, but the politics are drenched with irony.'
  14. 'She uses real leaves, seeds, husks and pods, building on their natural form and texture and drenching them in colour.'
  15. 'We are drowning in floods of consumer goods and are drenched in showers of media images.'
  16. 'Possibly the shots like the opening shot of red with the trip down the phone line, or the really obvious way each film is drenched in the appropriate colour with out any pretence of hiding the device.'
  17. 'Soon everyone is drenching their pancakes with warm maple syrup or smothering them with berry-rich preserves.'
  18. 'Say the club season ran from February to October, though, and the bulk of the fixtures would be played on firm pitches with possibly even a bit of sun drenching the players' backs.'
  19. 'Designs of silk chiffon were drenched with a multitude of colors to create a brilliant abstract motif and finely detailed floral prints.'
  20. 'Not that I'm exactly drenching myself in the stuff, but, you know.'
  21. 'As soon as the other side has browned, she grabbed up some pancakes, drenching them in maple syrup, and some Cool Whip that was resting on the counter.'
Forcibly administer a drug in liquid form orally to (an animal)
  1. '‘It was a time when in-calf cows were drenched with a certain product to prevent milk fever,’ he says.'
  2. 'Do not drench an animal when you can administer the necessary medicine in any other way.'


A dose of medicine administered to an animal.
  1. 'In the current study, the vitamin E drench was composed of d-alpha tocopherol (free form).'
  2. 'This involves giving the first dose to calves at 3 weeks after turnout and repeat dosing every 3 weeks for a 12 week period where the white or yellow drenches are used.'
  3. 'If using the white drenches and the yellow drenches that have no persistency post dosing, the recommendation is to dose at 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks after turnout.'

More definitions

verb (used with object)

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. Veterinary Medicine. to administer a draft of medicine to (an animal), especially by force: to drench a horse.

5. Archaic. to cause to drink.


6. the act of drenching.

7. something that drenches: a drench of rain.

8. a preparation for drenching or steeping. 9. a solution, especially one of fermenting


Old English drencan ‘force to drink’, drenc ‘a drink or draught’, of Germanic origin; related to German tränken (verb), Trank (noun), also to drink.