Pronunciation: (drench),[key] —v.t. 1. to wet thoroughly; soak.
2. to saturate by immersion in a liquid; steep.
3. to cover or fill completely; bathe: trees drenched with sunlight. 4. Vet. Med.to administer a draft of medicine to (an animal), esp. by force: to drench a horse. 5. Archaic.to cause to drink.
—n. 1. the act of drenching.
2. something that drenches: a drench of rain. 3. a preparation for drenching or steeping.
4. a solution, esp. one of fermenting bran, for drenching hides or skins.
5. a large drink or draft.
6. a draft of medicine, esp. one administered to an animal by force.
7. Hort.a mixture of pesticide and water applied to the soil surrounding a plant.