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drench (v.)

c. 1200, "to submerge, sink; drown, kill by drowning," from Old English drencan "give drink to, ply with drink, make drunk; soak, saturate; submerge, drown," causative of drincan "to drink" (see drink (v.)), from Proto-Germanic *drankijan (source also of Old Norse drekkja, Swedish dränka, Dutch drenken, German tränken, Gothic dragkjan "to give to drink"). Sense of "to wet thoroughly by throwing liquid over" is by 1550s. Related: Drenched; drenching.

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Definitions of drench from WordNet

drench (v.)
drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged;
Synonyms: swamp
drench (v.)
force to drink;
drench (v.)
permeate or impregnate;
The war drenched the country in blood
Synonyms: imbrue
drench (v.)
cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
Synonyms: douse / dowse / soak / sop / souse
From wordnet.princeton.edu