What does the word drench mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Compton Mackenzie
  3. Drench only when absolutely necessary. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek