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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOAKED

The book is soaked through and through with a strange beauty.

When you are ready to boil it, pour off the water in which it has soaked.

Have ready a pint of rice that has been well picked, washed, and soaked.

Her Sunday-school class had never been so tiresome nor so soaked in hair-oil.

And it turned out that his fishing clothes had been soaked in oil and tree-wax.

Right through the heart and what blood there had been was soaked up by his clothes.

Yes, our generation has been soaked in romanticism, and we have remained impregnated with it.

Soon both of them were soaked from top to bottom and it was impossible to count the hits.

In the month of March Coupeau returned home one evening soaked through.

She swallowed a glass of water in which she had soaked a box of matches.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cf. West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.

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