drench

Part of speech: verb

To wet thoroughly; soak; give a potion to.

Part of speech: noun

A large draft of fluid; a liquid medicine.

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Usage examples "drench":

  1. He came on the morrow, and seven successive evenings, and administered to each animal a drench, and he would trust no one but himself to do it. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  2. A steady drench of rain had set in with the dusk, and, being close under the roof, they could hear the gurgle and hiss of the flooded gutters. - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.
  3. Drench only when absolutely necessary. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.