Soak

Definition of Soak

v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Soaked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soaking.]
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.
v. i.1.To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
2.To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
3.To drink intemperately or gluttonously.

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