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Another word for soak

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Verb
  1. To make thoroughly wet

      1. Covered or soaked with a liquid, such as water:
      2. Not yet dry or firm:
      3. Stored in or prepared with water or other liquids.
      1. To plunge into a liquid.
      2. To make soaking wet; drench.
      3. To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
      1. To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate.
      2. To take up by absorption:
      3. A piece of food soaked or dipped in a liquid.
      1. Thoroughly soaked; saturated.
      2. Soggy and heavy from improper cooking; doughy.
      3. Expressionless, stupid, or dull, especially from drink.
      1. To soak or fill so that no more liquid may be absorbed:
      2. To supply with the maximum that can be held or contained; fill thoroughly:
      3. To cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance.
      1. To wet through and through; soak.
      2. To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to (an animal).
      3. To provide with something in great abundance; surfeit:
      1. To wet thoroughly; drench.
      2. To put out (a light or fire); extinguish:
      3. A thorough drenching.
    See also:

    dry

  2. To saturate (something) with a liquid

      1. To put into or introduce as if by pouring:
      2. To fill or cause to be filled with something:
      3. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.
      1. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
      2. At a rapid or precipitous rate:
      3. Excessive; stiff:
    See also:

    dry

  3. To take in (moisture or liquid).

    See also:

    give

  4. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally.

    See also:

    accept

  5. To take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually

  6. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something

      1. The membranous tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis.
      2. An animal pelt, especially the comparatively pliable pelt of a small or young animal:
      3. A usually thin, closely adhering outer layer:
      1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
      2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
      3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
      1. A product or service that is overpriced or of poor quality.
      2. Something, such as a film or story, that is clearly imitative of or based on something else.
      3. A theft.
      1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
      2. A prison or police station.
      3. A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
      1. A chisel with a blade that has a rounded, angled, or troughlike indentation along its length.
      2. A scooping or digging action, as with such a chisel.
      3. A groove or hole scooped with or as if with such a chisel.
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To charge (a party) an excessive price for something.
      2. To fill too full; overload.
      3. To overstate or exaggerate.
      1. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
      2. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
      3. A soft woolly covering or mass.
Noun
  1. A person who is habitually drunk

    See also:

    drugs

Idioms:

    soak in

  1. To come as a realization

Another word for soak

Verb
  1. To drench

  2. To remain in liquid

  3. To absorb

      1. A household implement made of absorbent material attached to a typically long handle and used for washing, dusting, or drying floors.
      2. A loosely tangled bunch or mass:
      3. To wash or wipe with or as if with a mop:
      1. To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate.
      2. To take up by absorption:
      3. A piece of food soaked or dipped in a liquid.
      1. Free from liquid or moisture:
      2. Having or characterized by little or no rain:
      3. Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture:
    See also:

    absorb

Synonym Study

  • Impregnate implies the penetration and permeation of one thing by another wood impregnated with creosote
  • Steep usually suggests soaking for the purpose of extracting the essence of something to steep tea
  • Drench implies a thorough wetting as by a downpour a garden drenched by the rain
  • Saturate implies absorption to a point where no more can be taken up air saturated with moisture
  • Soak implies immersion in a liquid, etc. as for the purpose of absorption, thorough wetting, softening, etc. to soak bread in milk