drenching drenching  /d ˈrɛn tʃɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of making something completely wet



  1. This June days of drenching rain led to floods and landslides throughout southern China, including the prosperous manufacturing province of Guangdong.
  2. In one segment, set in the drenching rain, a character offers up her shirt to shelter the group's campfire.
  3. September, for example, is usually a dry month, but it brought drenching rains to the Great Lakes basin.


  1. Severe storms loom for Thursday in Washington area

    The cluster could bring drenching rain, strong winds and flash flooding to the Washington area.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Merion weathered storm well, Saucon Valley's superintendent says

    Merion Golf Club withstood Monday's drenching well and might not be the pushover many people expect for this week's U.S. Open, Saucon Valley superintendent Jim Roney said Tuesday.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Midweek severe storm risk includes possible derecho

    State College, PA - AccuWeather.com reports complexes of strong, drenching and locally severe thunderstorms will reach from parts of South Dakota and Nebraska to Illinois, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and the Virginias during the middle of this week. Part of this area could be hit by an intense thunderstorm complex, known as a derecho. The pattern of thunderstorm complexes has the potential to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch


  1. "Despite the recent rainstorms, California would still need to see weeks of drenching rain to avoid an extreme drought situation this summer," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "Our water crisis underscores the urgent need to update...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "We have had good, drenching rain in many parts of the state but it's still not enough," Mr Iemma said.
    on May 18, 2007 By: Morris Iemma Source: The Australian

  3. "Genghis frowned as [a group of defenders] succeeded in drenching a dozen pikemen in black liquid," Iggulden writes. "The warriors ducked down behind their wooden shield, but only moments later, torches were thrown onto the oil and flames...
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Conn Iggulden Source: Los Angeles Times

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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /