1. To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. To purge violently by physic. As to fell, is to make to fall, and to lay, to make to lie. so to drench, is to make to drink.'' (Trench)
2. To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse. Now dam the ditches and the floods restrain; Their moisture has already drenched the plain. (Dryden)
Origin: as. Drenc. See drench.