verb (used with object)
Origin of drench
Examples from the Web for drenched
In the old days, drenched in racism as the South was, it was economically populist.
The Monopoly-style “Ghettopoly” board game was drenched in racial stereotypes, and angered the NAACP.Who Designed Urban Outfitters's Bloody Kent State Shirt? They Won't Say|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We wanted to take a picture," a drenched Wand Yu-Hon explained, as if it were the most natural thing in the world.Hurricane Sandy Turns Washington, D.C., Into a Ghost Town|Lauren Ashburn|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a few hours into the power collapse across northern and eastern India and I was drenched in sweat.
Half a crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles topped with a heaping scoop of whipped butter, all drenched in sweet maple syrup!
Past the drenched stragglers the bits of broken ice went streaming, to vanish in the loud turmoil of the fall.Red Fox|Charles G. D. Roberts
Next day he spread the buck's hide out on the ground and drenched it liberally with the product of deer-brains.The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White
Not an acre of all the land which lay south of them, Kentucky, but was drenched by blood they spilt.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 3)|Archer Butler Hulbert
I feel as if the chimney were still hot but that you had drenched the fire in the grate.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
The rain meanwhile was driving hard, and they were drenched, but they had no time to think of such things.The Border Watch|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for drenched
Word Origin for drench
Word Origin and History for drenched
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.