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presoak

[verb pree-sohk; noun pree-sohk]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to soak (laundry) in a liquid containing agents that loosen dirt, remove stains, etc., before washing.
noun
  1. a preparation in which laundry is presoaked.
  2. an act or instance of presoaking.

Origin of presoak

First recorded in 1915–20; pre- + soak
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