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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRENCHED

It was lavender water; he drenched her hair and brow and hands.

The country round about had been drenched with much German and Russian blood.

I believe, since 'Drunken Barnaby's Journal,' nothing like it has drenched the press.

He was drenched in an instant, strangling and gasping for breath.

Francisco felt that he was drenched, and he raised his head.

The colours were indistinguishable at the distance, drenched and sodden.

The boat began to pitch and toss: the passengers were drenched.

They were drenched to the skin, and their garments froze around them.

There was a prickling at the base of my scalp and I was drenched with cold sweat.

He was drenched through, but steaming with sweat as if he had ridden long and hard.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to submerge, drown," from Old English drencan "give drink to, ply with drink, make drunk; soak, saturate; submerge, drown," causative of drincan "to drink" (see drink), from Proto-Germanic *drankijan (cf. 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 from c.1550. Related: Drenched; drenching.

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