HyperDic: drench

English > 4 senses of the word drench:
VERBweatherdrench, swampdrench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
consumptiondrenchforce to drink
changedrench, imbruepermeate or impregnate
changedrench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, sousecover with liquid / liquid
drench > pronunciation
Soundsdreh'nch
Rhymesbench / Bench ... wrench: 12 rhymes with ehnch...
English > drench: 4 senses > verb 1, weather
Meaningdrench or submerge or be drenched or submerged.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Synonymswamp
BroaderfloodCover with liquid / liquid, usually water
Spanishempapar, mojar
Catalanamarar-se, mullar-se, posar-se xop
English > drench: 4 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningForce to drink.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Cause todrink, imbibetake in liquids / liquids
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
English > drench: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningpermeate or impregnate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
ModelThe waters drench the area
Example"The war drenched the country in blood"
Synonymimbrue
Broaderimpregnate, saturateinfuse or fill completely
Spanishbañar, calar, empapar
Catalancalar
English > drench: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCover with liquid / liquid; pour liquid / liquid onto.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey drench the cloth with water and alcohol
Synonymsdouse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
Entailed bymaceratesoften, usually by steeping in liquid / liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
Narrowerbatesoak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
bedraggle, dragglemake wet and dirty, as from rain
brinesoak in brine
retplace (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid / liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
sluice, flushirrigate with water from a sluice
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Spanishabsorber, bañar, empapar, lavar, mojar, remojar
Catalanabsorbir, mullar, remullar, rentar, xopar

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