I. adjective Etymology: Middle English soden, from past participle of sethen to seethe Date: 1589 1. a. dull or expressionless especially from continued indulgence in alcoholic beverages <
sodden features
b. torpid, sluggish <
sodden minds
2. a. heavy with or as if with moisture or water <
the sodden ground
b. heavy or doughy because of imperfect cooking <
sodden biscuits
soddenly adverbsoddenness noun II. verb (soddened; soddening) Date: 1812 transitive verb to make sodden intransitive verb to become soaked or saturated

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  • Sodden — Sod den, a. [p. p. of {Seethe}.] Boiled; seethed; also, soaked; heavy with moisture; saturated; as, sodden beef; sodden bread; sodden fields. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sodden — Sod den, v. i. To be seethed; to become sodden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sodden — ► ADJECTIVE 1) soaked through. 2) (in combination ) having drunk an excessive amount of an alcoholic drink: whisky sodden. DERIVATIVES soddenly adverb soddenness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «boiled»: from SEETHE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • sodden — [säd′ n] adj. [obs. pp. of SEETHE] 1. Archaic boiled or steeped 2. filled with moisture; soaked through 3. heavy or soggy from improper baking or cooking: said as of bread 4. dull or stupefied, as from liquor vt., vi. to make or become sodden… …   English World dictionary

  • Sodden — Sod den, v. t. To soak; to make heavy with water. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sodden — O.E. soden, strong pp. of seoþan to cook, boil (see SEETHE (Cf. seethe)). Originally boiled; sense of soaked is first recorded 1820 …   Etymology dictionary

  • sodden — sod|den [ˈsɔdn US ˈsa:dn] adj [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Old past participle of seethe] very wet and heavy ▪ sodden clothes ▪ The earth was sodden. rain sodden/water sodden ▪ rain sodden hair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • -sodden — [[t] sɒd(ə)n[/t]] 1) COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n sodden combines with drink and with the names of alcoholic drinks to form adjectives which describe someone who has drunk too much alcohol and is in a bad state as a result. He portrays a whisky sodden… …   English dictionary

  • sodden — /ˈsɒdn / (say sodn) adjective 1. soaked with liquid or moisture. 2. (of bread, cake, etc.) heavy, doughy, or soggy. 3. intoxicated on a specified beverage: beer sodden; gin sodden. 4. (of the face) a. bloated, as with crying. b. dulled with… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sodden — [[t]sɒ̱d(ə)n[/t]] ADJ Something that is sodden is extremely wet. We stripped off our sodden clothes... His grey jersey and trousers were sodden with the rain. Syn: soaked …   English dictionary

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