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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 ?
But water was preferable to fire, and still the stampede from the windows continued, and still the pitiless drenching assailed it until the building was empty; then the fireboys mounted to the hall and flooded it with water enough to annihilate forty times as much fire as there was there; for a village fire company does not often get a chance to show off, and so when it does get a chance, it makes the most of it.
And as for the cow you've bought, bargain or no bargain, I've been at the drenching of her--contradick me who will.
He's two spots higher in the rankings and his extra power will be an advantage on a huge course playing even longer after several drenchings.
But Norman, 22, became jealous when Kelly started going out with friends again, and the lager drenchings began.
Drive-by drenchings are putting a dampener on life in an upmarket North-East suburb.
A police spokesman later added that the drenchings had occurred sporadically in that area over the last few years, and innocent bystanders have been occasionally targeted.
DURING dry spells make sure anything recently planted is given regular drenchings.
RAIN is still in short supply in most gardens, so make sure that anything planted over the last year is given occasional drenchings of water, ensuring that the water you apply does get right down to the roots.
IF it's been dry, give newly planted trees and shrubs regular drenchings of water.