[ drench ]
/ drɛntʃ /

verb (used with object)


Origin of drench

before 900; Middle English drenchen, Old English drencan, causative of drincan to drink; cognate with Dutch drenken, German tränken to water, give to drink

Related forms

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


/ (drɛntʃ) /

verb (tr)

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


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

Derived Forms

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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