The wind is fierce—gusts are blowing rain like wet bullets, drenching everything.
I blasted the Beastie Boys and chemically straightened my curls, drenching them with Sun-In until I, too, had long, golden waves.
Defensiveness has swept over the culture like a giant wave, drenching daily choices in cold water.
Then everything seemed blotted out by a gray blanket of mist, caused by the drenching downpour.
He had taken cold from his drenching, and was shivering and feverish by turns.
Rain came, in a torrent of water, heavy as lead, drenching her to the skin.
The boat cut through this like a knife, drenching her crew with spray.
drenching thoroughly purges the pelts of the last traces of lime, and puts them in suitable condition for being made into leather.
Harden the brain by drenching it in alcohol and you harden the moral nature.
They crossed the river on a raft, and camped a mile and a half beyond, in a drenching rain.
c.1200, "to submerge, drown," from Old English drencan "give drink to, ply with drink, make drunk; soak, saturate; submerge, drown," causative of drincan "to drink" (see drink), from Proto-Germanic *drankijan (cf. Old Norse drekkja, Swedish dränka, Dutch drenken, German tränken, Gothic dragkjan "to give to drink"). Sense of "to wet thoroughly by throwing liquid over" is from c.1550. Related: Drenched; drenching.