Ragtag Daily Prompt of the day : drench
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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I love this verb. It’s so easy to picture and you can do a lot with it from drenched in blood or drenched in fear for Halloween to drenched in sweat, furs, water or anything if you don’t want to go all Halloweeny. To me, it’s one of the words that evoke different images depending on time of year. During Halloween, I get this image of Carrie after the bucket fell. During the Arizona monsoons, I often see sudden storms drenching the streets in water. And of course during the summer, it evokes images of the sea. However, I didn’t know about the meaning of giving a shot to an animal until I checked the definition for this post. That’s a new one on me. No matter what your write, photograph or create, have fun with it.
1 : to wet thoroughly (as by soaking or immersing in liquid)
2 : to soak or cover thoroughly with liquid that falls or is precipitated
3 : to fill or cover completely as if by soaking or precipitation was drenched in furs and diamonds— Richard Brautigan
4a : to administer a drench to (an animal)
4b archaic : to force to drink
1 : a poisonous or medicinal drink specifically : a large dose of medicine mixed with liquid and put down the throat of an animal
2a : something that drenches
b : a quantity sufficient to drench or saturate
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