soaking adj : wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "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" [syn: drenched, saturated, soaked, sodden, sopping, soppy]
1 the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid); "a good soak put life back in the wagon" [syn: soak, soakage]
2 the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching" [syn: drenching, souse, sousing]
3 washing something by allowing it to soak [syn: soak] adv : extremely wet; "dripping wet"; "soaking wet" [syn: sopping, dripping]
- Present participle of soak.
- Pertaining to things that soak, or become extremely wet.
- 1848 I shuddered as I stood and looked round me: it was an inclement day for outdoor exercise; not positively rainy, but darkened by a drizzling yellow fog; all under foot was still soaking wet with the floods of yesterday. — Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre'', Chapter 5.
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