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drench

drench

 
 
pronunciation:
drench
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: drenched, drenches, drenching
definition 1: to sprinkle with or soak in a liquid to the point of saturation; wet.
The pouring rain drenched the soldiers.My new jacket was drenched before I could put up my umbrella.For this type of plant, it's important to drench the soil.
 
synonyms:
bathe, douse, saturate, soak, souse, wet
similar words:
dip, dunk, hose, immerse, inundate, shower, steep, submerge, submerse
definition 2: to give oral liquid medicine to (an animal).
similar words:
dose
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or process of drenching.
synonyms:
dousing, saturation, soaking, wetting
similar words:
immersion, shower
derivations: drenchingly (adv.), drencher (n.)