Origin of drench
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OTHER WORDS FROM drenchdrencher, noundrench·ing·ly, adverbun·drenched, adjective
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What does drench mean?
To drench is to soak with a liquid, as in The rain drenched me from head to foot. Often, drench is used in reference to rain, bodies of water, or a spill of some kind.
To drench is also to saturate with liquid. When you saturate, or drench, a sponge with water, for example, you add as much water as the sponge can hold.
Figuratively, to drench is also to cover or fill completely, such as drenching a plant with sunlight by placing the plant in a sunny window. You might also be drenched in a strong emotion, such as joy or sadness. In other words, you’re full of that joy or sadness.
A drench is a large amount of liquid that is poured or dropped onto something, such as rain during a powerful rain storm.
Drench is also the specific act of drenching something.
Example: The rain is going to absolutely drench the clothes hanging on the laundry line.
Where does drench come from?
The first records of the term drench come from before the 900s. It ultimately comes from the Old English drincan, meaning “to drink.” In this case, drench and drink are both used to mean “to take liquid.”
In veterinary medicine, to drench an animal is to give the animal a medicine, especially by force. Often, larger animals, such as horses, are drenched.
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What are some other forms related to drench?
- drenched (adjective)
- drencher (noun)
- drenchingly (adverb)
- undrenched (adjective)
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How is drench used in real life?
Drench is commonly used to describe being thoroughly wet.
I would eat chips & dip for every meal. Queso, hummus, blue cheese, salsa, five layer, AND DRENCH EVERYTHING IN SPICY MAYO. I❤dipz
— Arden Rose (@ardenrose) January 12, 2017
Just went mountain biking with my dad it was sick. I'm drenched in mud now.
— J (@JVCKJ) March 1, 2015
Making sure to say "bit wet out there" to everyone you see when you come in absolutely drenched
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) November 21, 2016
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Is drench used correctly in the following sentence?
If you drench your salad with dressing, all you will taste is the dressing.
How to use drench in a sentence
Even by day the Maruts create darkness with the water-bearing cloud, when they drench the earth.Sacred Books of the East|Various
Drench is the causative of drink: here the nominative of the verb is ‘Iris’ and the object ‘beds.’Milton's Comus|John Milton
Sometimes she was so weary that she sank down by the roadside and let130 the night-dew drench her aching limbs.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
Epsom salt, in one ounce doses, given either as a gruel or a drench, will be found to answer the purpose well.A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
You will drench yourself in the blood of the innocent, only that you may do it—while no effect shall follow.'Aurelian|William Ware