Soaked
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To drench; to wet thoroughly. [1913 Webster]

Their land shall be soaked with blood. --Isa. xxiv. 7. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture. [1913 Webster]

4. To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through. [1913 Webster]

The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

5. Fig.: To absorb; to drain. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • soaked — UK [səʊkt] / US [soʊkt] adjective extremely wet She was shivering and soaked with sweat. soaked through (= wet all the way through): Our tent is soaked through. soaked to the skin/bone: Most of the walkers were soaked to the skin. blood soaked: a …   English dictionary

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