drenching

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English drenchyng, drenchynge, drenchende, from Old English drenċende, from Proto-Germanic *drankijandz, present participle of *drankijaną (to drench), equivalent to drench +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

drenching

  1. present participle of drench

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English drenchinge, equivalent to drench +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

drenching (plural drenchings)

  1. The act by which something is drenched; a soaking.
  2. The administering of a draught to an animal.
    • 2015, Elen Sentier, Gardening with the Moon & Stars:
      Horses,[sic] get all sorts of medicines, wormings, drenchings, and their food may well have been produced chemically []

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