[ UK /dɹˈɛnt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹɛntʃ/ ]
  1. force to drink
  2. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    souse water on his hot face
  3. permeate or impregnate
    The war drenched the country in blood
  4. drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor
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How To Use drench In A Sentence

  • He also has a deft touch with desserts: The baklava and kadayif are subtle, less sweet and honey-drenched than most.
  • My hair was matted and wild -- my limbs soiled with salt ooze; while at sea, I had thrown off those of my garments that encumbered me, and the rain drenched the thin summer-clothing I had retained -- my feet were bare, and the stunted reeds and broken shells made them bleed -- the while, I hurried to and fro, now looking earnestly on some distant rock which, islanded in the sands, bore for a moment a deceptive appearance -- now with flashing eyes reproaching the murderous ocean for its unutterable cruelty. III.9
  • The landing zone had been drenched by days of rain. The Sun
  • She agreed cheerfully, turning her face up towards the rain, letting the heavy droplets splatter against her drenched face and hair.
  • Her face is drenched in sweat, the heat is not to be borne. A MEANS TO EVIL
  • They had been driving through rain-drenched jungle for the last twenty minutes, and had seen nothing since the apatosaurs crossed the road. Jurassic Park
  • But the uproar passed away in twenty minutes, leaving us all unharmed; excepting Cathy, who got thoroughly drenched for her obstinacy in refusing to take shelter, and standing bonnetless and shawlless to catch as much water as she could with her hair and clothes. Wuthering Heights
  • His face blanched as he looked at Sharpe's blood-drenched uniform.
  • Taboula, a parsley, tomato, onion and burghul - or cracked wheat - salad was drenched in the most sickening oil.
  • She had a suitcase in her hand, and was drenched.
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