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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soaking  \Soak"ing\,  a. 
  Wetting  thoroughly;  drenching;  as  a  soaking  rain.  -- 
  {Soak"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soak  \Soak\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Soaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Soaking}.]  [OE.  soken,  AS  socian  to  sioak,  steep,  fr 
  s?can,  s?gan,  to  suck.  See  {Suck}.] 
  1.  To  cause  or  suffer  to  lie  in  a  fluid  till  the  substance 
  has  imbibed  what  it  can  contain;  to  macerate  in  water  or 
  other  liquid;  to  steep,  as  for  the  purpose  of  softening  or 
  freshening;  as  to  soak  cloth;  to  soak  bread;  to  soak  salt 
  meat,  salt  fish,  or  the  like 
 
  2.  To  drench;  to  wet  thoroughly. 
 
  Their  land  shall  be  soaked  with  blood.  --Isa.  xxiv. 
  7. 
 
  3.  To  draw  in  by  the  pores,  or  through  small  passages;  as  a 
  sponge  soaks  up  water;  the  skin  soaks  in  moisture. 
 
  4.  To  make  (its  way)  by  entering  pores  or  interstices;  -- 
  often  with  through 
 
  The  rivulet  beneath  soaked  its  way  obscurely  through 
  wreaths  of  snow.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  5.  Fig.:  To  absorb;  to  drain.  [Obs.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soaking 
  adj  :  wet  through  and  through  thoroughly  wet;  "stood  at  the  door 
  drenched  (or  soaked)  by  the  rain";  "a  shirt  saturated 
  with  perspiration";  "his  shoes  were  sopping  (or 
  soaking)";  "the  speaker's  sodden  collar";  "soppy 
  clothes"  [syn:  {drenched},  {saturated},  {soaked},  {sodden}, 
  {sopping},  {soppy}] 
  n  1:  the  process  of  becoming  softened  and  saturated  as  a 
  consequence  of  being  immersed  in  water  (or  other 
  liquid);  "a  good  soak  put  life  back  in  the  wagon"  [syn: 
  {soak},  {soakage}] 
  2:  the  act  of  making  something  completely  wet  [syn:  {drenching}, 
  {souse},  {sousing}] 
  3:  washing  something  by  allowing  it  to  soak  [syn:  {soak}] 
  adv  :  extremely;  "dripping  wet,"  "soaking  wet"  [syn:  {sopping},  {dripping}] 




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