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SOAKING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does soaking mean? 

SOAKING (noun)
  The noun SOAKING has 3 senses:

1. the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
2. the act of making something completely wet
3. washing something by allowing it to soak

  Familiarity information: SOAKING used as a noun is uncommon.


SOAKING (adjective)
  The adjective SOAKING has 1 sense:

1. wet through and through; thoroughly wet

  Familiarity information: SOAKING used as an adjective is very rare.


SOAKING (adverb)
  The adverb SOAKING has 1 sense:

1. extremely wet

  Familiarity information: SOAKING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOAKING (noun)


Sense 1soaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

soaking; soakage; soak

Context example:

a good soak put life back in the wagon

Hypernyms ("soaking" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))


Sense 2soaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making something completely wet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

drenching; sousing; soaking; souse

Context example:

he gave it a good drenching

Hypernyms ("soaking" is a kind of...):

wetting (the act of making something wet)


Sense 3soaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Washing something by allowing it to soak

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

soak; soaking

Hypernyms ("soaking" is a kind of...):

lavation; wash; washing (the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water))


SOAKING (adjective)


Sense 1soaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wet through and through; thoroughly wet

Synonyms:

soppy; sopping; sodden; soaking; soaked; drenched; saturated

Context examples:

stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain / a shirt saturated with perspiration / his shoes were sopping (or soaking) / the speaker's sodden collar / soppy clothes

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


SOAKING (adverb)


Sense 1soaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely wet

Synonyms:

dripping; soaking; sopping

Context examples:

dripping wet / soaking wet


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