drench

[ drench ]
/ drɛntʃ /

verb (used with object)

noun

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Origin of drench

First recorded before 900; Middle English drenchen,Old English drencan, causative of drincan “to drink” (see drink); cognate with Dutch drenken,German tränken “to water, give to drink”

synonym study for drench

1. See wet.

OTHER WORDS FROM drench

drencher, noundrench·ing·ly, adverbun·drenched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drench

drench
/ (drɛntʃ) /

verb (tr)

to make completely wet; soak
to give liquid medicine to (an animal), esp by force

noun

the act or an instance of drenching
a dose of liquid medicine given to an animal

Derived forms of drench

drencher, noundrenching, noun, adjective

Word Origin for drench

Old English drencan to cause to drink; related to Old High German trenken
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