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drenching

farmer's term for the administration of medicines as solutions or suspensions in water by mouth with a drench bottle, gun or funnel.

drenching bit
to be included in a bridle as a bit. Has a hollow tube instead of a solid bit, with perforations, and an inlet to which a funnel is fitted. The drench material is poured into the funnel and exits into the mouth.
drenching gun injury
laceration of the oral mucosa or fauces with the nozzle of the gun, due usually to over-vigorous attempts to use the gun as a device to open the jaws.
References in classic literature ?
By day, we lay and slept in the drenching heather; by night, incessantly clambered upon break-neck hills and among rude crags.
Only then he suddenly awoke to the fact that he had been wrong about the weather and the rain was drenching his hay.
They accomplished this in the drenching darkness, making two trips across the stepping stones of the shallow creek and soaking themselves to the knees.
Summary: Drenching rains have pounded communities across northeastern Australia, flooding major highways and prompting hundreds of evacuations.
Richard Isaac, who farms in a severely disadvantaged area in the Welsh Valleys, had been drenching the lambs up to five times because they weren't growing properly.
Sheep producers will find genuine cost benefits from drenching both their ewes and lambs this spring with an organically chelated trace element and vitamin supplement, according to new trial results.
In late summer of 1880 odors began drenching Paris from its sewers, and residents feared an epidemic would follow.
under pressure to let the back o-ring escape its bore, drenching everyone around before the valve can be turned off.
Perhaps a good drenching might stop them in their tracks
After working closely with their vet, Elfed Lewis, of Ystwyth veterinary surgery, they have reduced the quantity of drench used and the time spent drenching sheep.