Definition of drench :
1. A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.
2. A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.
3. 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.
4. To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse.
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flood (part of speech: verb)
- The intransitive forms drink and lie, are strong; the transitive forms drench and lay, are weak. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- Will the tears that drench this sheet tell you all my gratitude? - "The Deserted Woman", Honore de Balzac.
- Once he wrote of them: We dined as we could, probably with a neighbor, and by quarter to eight in the evening the hickory fire in the hall was pouring a sheet of flame up the chimney, the house was in a drench of gas- light from the ground floor up, the guests were arriving, and there was a babble of hearty greetings, with not a voice in it that was not old and familiar and affectionate; and when the curtain went up we looked out from the stage upon none but faces that were dear to us, none but faces that were lit up with welcome for us. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.