bedraggle

verb
be·​drag·​gle | \ bi-ˈdra-gəl How to pronounce bedraggle (audio) \
bedraggled; bedraggling; bedraggles

Definition of bedraggle

transitive verb

: to wet thoroughly

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bedraggle

Synonyms

bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, water-soak, waterlog, wet, wet down

Antonyms

dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

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Examples of bedraggle in a Sentence

I was so bedraggled by the relentless rain that I couldn't wait to get into some dry clothes.

First Known Use of bedraggle

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedraggle

be- + draggle

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The first known use of bedraggle was in 1727

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