• "Jim got a terrible drenching."
    "Jim got a terrible drenching."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Drenche To drown. "In the sea he drenched ."
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  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    “Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.”
  • John Carey
    John Carey
    “A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.”
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    “Moon! Moon! am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.”


In literature:

However, be very careful when drenching an animal.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The stairs were drenched with blood.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
Even as she was being registered there was brought into rescue headquarters a drenched man who had to be carried.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Heaven gave us a specimen of its artillery firing, and a heavy shower fell, drenching us all completely.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
I have sat there, drenched by the salt sea-spray, and knew it not.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Either from that or from the drenching, towards morning his head wandered and he talked at full speed for an hour.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
There's a spark of gratitude in him that the drenching of blood hasn't put out.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
If we remain here we shall be drenched.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
It was deposited with great reverence in the place devoted, having been drenched with incense.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
We crouched down together, not to diminish the power of the wind, but in that way to afford each other a little shelter from the drenching rain.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Though in weeping, sad distress,
Thy dear charms have lovelier grown,
As drench'd Nature o'er her dress,
Wears the rainbow's splendid zone.
"To Bettie" by James Avis Bartley
"Here, then another stair ten paces on....
Isn't there a moon? Good-bye."
And she was gone.
Full moon upon the drenched fruit garden shone.
"The Visit" by John Freeman
A quartz-clear dawn
Inch by bright inch
Gilds all our Avenue,
And out of the blue drench
Of Angels' Bay
Rises the round red watermelon sun.
"Southern Sunrise" by Sylvia Plath
No day a-drip with golden rain,
No heat with drench of wattle scent
Can touch the heart of me again
But with that young, sweet wonder blent.
"The Living Picture" by Edward Dyson
Fields where my happy heart had rest,
And where my heart was heaviest,
I shall remember them at peace
Drenched in moon-silver like a fleece.
"Farewell" by Katharine Tynan
And now I'm lying in the trench
And shells and bullets through the night
Are raining in a steady drench,
I'm thinking the old man was right.
"The Raining" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

In news:

For months now I've been enjoying a free daily dose of local architectural arcana, illustrated with sun-drenched, blue-sky photos of places I might or might not recognize.
0Tropical Storm Lee continues a slow drenching of the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts.
Inside her sun-drenched Morningside studio, Agustina Woodgate reclines in a swivel chair.
You know when you drop that chunk of watermelon on the ground, leave it there on a sun-drenched day and come back later and find it's suddenly host to a swarm of insects.
Tropical Storm Beryl moved across northeastern Florida early Monday, bringing drenching rains, driving winds and the threat of flooding to the southeastern US coast, forecasters said.
Beryl to drench Southeast coast over next days.
(AP) Tropical Storm Beryl was close to making landfall in the southeastern US late Sunday, as coastal areas were already starting to feel the impact of drenching rains and driving winds.
Layer ½ l sliced French bread over top of mixture scatter cream cheese over top- add balance of drench bread.
Choreographer Luke Murphy returns to Kelly-Strayhorn to get 'Drenched'.
Taking the kitten into her hand, Cardone immediately ran to the clinic 's treatment area where she massaged and warmed the coffee-drenched kitten with a hair dryer.
SAN FRANCISCO — It's rare to walk into an NBA team's post-shootaround period and find a rookie drenched in sweat.
Were that rumor to come true, some rain-drenched, sun-starved Washingtonians will no doubt choose to spend their days tubing in one of the state's rivers and lakes.
After just 10 minutes of training, 13-year-old Oakley Prell was already drenched in sweat.
Consider this — after planking, one is not drenched in approximately a half a gallon of milk .
The art Bradley collects is complex, sometimes heavy and drenched in color.

In science:

We think this is a bit like needing a very fine grid in weather forecasting in order to find the most extreme wind speeds, drenching rains, and so on.
Astrophysics in 2006