Definition of drench verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drench

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//drentʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drentʃ//
 
[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drench
BrE BrE//drentʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drentʃ//
 
he / she / it drenches
BrE BrE//ˈdrentʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrentʃɪz//
 
past simple drenched
BrE BrE//drentʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drentʃt//
 
past participle drenched
BrE BrE//drentʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drentʃt//
 
-ing form drenching
BrE BrE//ˈdrentʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrentʃɪŋ//
 
Rain
 
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to make somebody/something completely wet synonym soak drench somebody/something We were caught in the storm and got drenched to the skin. drench somebody/something in/with something His face was drenched with sweat. (figurative) She drenched herself in perfume. Synonymswetmoist damp soaked drenched saturatedThese words all describe things covered with or full of liquid, especially water.wet covered with or full of liquid, especially water:The car had skidded on the wet road. You’ll get wet (= in the rain) if you go out now.moist slightly wet, often in a way that is pleasant or useful:a lovely rich moist cakedamp slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant:The cottage was cold and damp.soaked (rather informal) very wet:You’re soaked through! (= completely wet)drenched very wet:We were caught in the storm and came home drenched to the skin.soaked or drenched?Both of these words can be used with with or in:soaked/​drenched with/​in sweat/​blood. Soaked but not usually drenched can also be used before a noun:their soaked clothes their drenched clothessaturated very wet:The ground is completely saturated: it would be pointless to plant anything.Patterns wet/​moist/​damp/​soaked/​drenched/​saturated with something soaked/​drenched in something somebody’s coat/​shirt/​shoes/​clothes/​hair is/​are wet/​damp/​soaked/​drenched wet/​moist/​damp/​saturated ground/​earth to get wet/​moist/​damp/​soaked/​drenched/​saturated See related entries: Rain Word Origin Old English drencan ‘force to drink’, drenc ‘a drink or draught’, of Germanic origin; related to German tränken (verb), Trank (noun), also to drink.
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