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There is the case of the Drencher which well illustrates this.

Mr. Mabie said that when it did come we'd likely get a drencher.

It is going to be a drencher, and it is of no use our getting wet through to begin with.

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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