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drench

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drench

  1. 1 to make wet we were drenched by the sudden rainstorm Synonyms of drench bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), wet, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downWords Related to drench asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewetNear Antonyms of drench dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms of drench dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

  2. 2 to wet thoroughly with liquid when using the carpet shampooer, wet but do not drench the carpet Synonyms of drench soak, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, steepWords Related to drench waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moistenNear Antonyms of drench dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms of drench wring (out)

Synonym Discussion of drench

soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate mean to permeate or be permeated with a liquid. soak implies usually prolonged immersion as for softening or cleansing.
    • soak the garment in soapy water
saturate implies a resulting effect of complete absorption until no more liquid can be held.
    • a saturated sponge
drench implies a thorough wetting by something that pours down or is poured.
    • clothes drenched by a cloudburst
steep suggests either the extraction of an essence (as of tea leaves) by the liquid or the imparting of a quality (such as a color) to the thing immersed.
    • steep the tea for five minutes
impregnate implies a thorough interpenetration of one thing by another.
    • a cake strongly impregnated with brandy


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