To drench something is to get it thoroughly wet. You might drench your sister with the garden hose to pay her back for squirting you with her water pistol.

When you're sailing a small boat on a stormy day, waves might drench you, and a torrential rain storm can also drench you, if you leave your umbrella at home. If your dog is crazy about swimming, he might drench himself often by plunging into whatever body of water you're near. Drench comes from the Old English drencan, which means both "submerge or drown" and "give drink to or make drunk."

Definitions of drench
  1. verb
    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    synonyms: douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
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    soak in brine
    bedraggle, draggle
    make wet and dirty, as from rain
    soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
    place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
    flush, sluice
    irrigate with water from a sluice
    type of:
    cause to become wet
  2. verb
    drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    synonyms: swamp
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    type of:
    cover with liquid, usually water
  3. verb
    permeate or impregnate
    “The war drenched the country in blood”
    synonyms: imbrue
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    type of:
    impregnate, saturate
    infuse or fill completely
  4. verb
    force to drink
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    type of:
    cater, ply, provide, supply
    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
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