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Drenching definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DRENCHING, ppr. Wetting thoroughly; soaking; purging.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching" [syn: drenching, soaking, souse, sousing]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Drench Drench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drenched; p. pr. & vb. n. Drenching.] [AS. drencan to give to drink, to drench, the causal of drincan to drink; akin to D. drenken, Sw. dr["a]nka, G. tr["a]nken. See Drink.] 1. To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. to purge violently by physic. As ``to fell,'' is ``to make to fall,'' and ``to lay,'' to make to lie.'' so ``to drench,'' is ``to make to drink.'' --Trench. 2. To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse. Now dam the ditches and the floods restrain; Their moisture has already drenched the plain. --Dryden.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Soaking, wetting, ducking.

Moby Thesaurus

brewing, dampening, drench, ducking, dunking, humectant, imbruement, imbuement, impregnation, infiltration, infusion, injection, irrigational, irriguous, leaching, lixiviation, maceration, moistening, percolation, permeation, pulping, saturation, seething, soak, soakage, soaking, sopping, souse, sousing, steeping, watering, wetting




 


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