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DRENCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drench mean? 

DRENCH (verb)
  The verb DRENCH has 4 senses:

1. drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
2. force to drink
3. permeate or impregnate
4. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

  Familiarity information: DRENCH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRENCH (verb)


Sense 1drench [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

drench; swamp

Context example:

The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor

Hypernyms (to "drench" is one way to...):

flood (cover with liquid, usually water)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


Sense 2drench [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force to drink

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Hypernyms (to "drench" is one way to...):

cater; ply; provide; supply (provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance)

Cause:

drink; imbibe (take in liquids)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3drench [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Permeate or impregnate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

imbrue; drench

Context example:

The war drenched the country in blood

Hypernyms (to "drench" is one way to...):

impregnate; saturate (infuse or fill completely)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something

Sentence example:

The waters drench the area


Sense 4drench [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

souse; soak; dowse; drench; sop; douse

Context example:

souse water on his hot face

Hypernyms (to "drench" is one way to...):

wet (cause to become wet)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "drench"):

brine (soak in brine)

bedraggle; draggle (make wet and dirty, as from rain)

bate (soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments)

ret (place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers form the woody tissue)

flush; sluice (irrigate with water from a sluice)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They drench the cloth with water and alcohol


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