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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.
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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.
The elderly man was not harmed in the attack and his drenching only came to light during a conversation he had with PC Gray.