Definition of Soaking

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Soak, Soakage
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Derivative terms: Soak, Soak, Soak, Soak



2. Adverb. Extremely wet. "Soaking wet"
Exact synonyms: Dripping, Sopping

3. Noun. The act of making something completely wet. "He gave it a good drenching"
Exact synonyms: Drenching, Souse, Sousing
Generic synonyms: Wetting
Derivative terms: Soak, Souse, Souse, Souse

4. Noun. Washing something by allowing it to soak.
Exact synonyms: Soak
Generic synonyms: Lavation, Wash, Washing
Derivative terms: Soak

Definition of Soaking

1. a. Wetting thoroughly; drenching; as, a soaking rain.

Definition of Soaking

1. Verb. (present participle of soak) ¹

2. Noun. Immersion in water; a drenching or dunking. ¹

3. Adjective. Extremely wet; saturated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soaking

1. soak [v] - See also: soak

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soaking

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soak up
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soaking (current term)
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soakingly
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soap
soap-opera
soap-operatic
soap-rock

Literary usage of Soaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE soaking PIT. General Features of the soaking Pit: The ... Briefly, soaking pits are deep chambers, or underground furnaces of square ..."

2. Keeping It Clean: Removing Exterior Dirt, Paint, Stains and Graffiti from by Anne E. Grimmer (1992)
"There are four principal types of water washing: soaking (misting and spraying); ... soaking (Misting or Spraying) Prolonged spraying with a fine mist is a ..."

3. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"Briefly, soaking pits are deep chambers, or underground furnaces of square or rectangular sections, heated by the regenerative principle and opening at the ..."

4. The Home Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Receipts by Expert Cooks (1905)
"By bad soaking the fish is sometimes spoiled, made flabby and tasteless, and voted a failure, when if properly treated it would be appetizing. ..."

5. The Kiln Drying of Lumber: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise by Harry Donald Tiemann (1917)
"soaking in water is sometimes advocated, and has frequently been practised. In Japan and in Sweden it is customary to soak the wood in ponds or tanks for a ..."

6. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1920)
"THE soaking TUB A soaking-tub is made by cutting off about one foot from one ... soaking-tubs are excellent, especially in cases when the hoofs are dry and ..."

7. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1918)
"soaking tubers and seeds. Potato scab may be prevented, so far as planting infected " seed " is concerned, by soaking the seed tubers for two hours in 30 ..."

8. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"soaking tubers and seeds. Potato scab may be prevented, so far as planting infected " seed " is concerned, by soaking the seed tubers for two hours in 30 ..."

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