WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
drench /drɛntʃ/USA pronunciation v. [+ object]
  1. to wet thoroughly;
    soak:I was drenched after the walk in the rain.
  2. to cover or fill completely; bathe:sunlight drenching the trees.
drench•ing,adj.: a drenching rainfall.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

drench /drɛntʃ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to make completely wet; soak
  2. to give liquid medicine to (an animal), esp by force
  1. the act or an instance of drenching
  2. a dose of liquid medicine given to an animal
Etymology: Old English drencan to cause to drink; related to Old High German trenken

ˈdrenching n , adj

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