- the act of soaking.
- liquid that has seeped out or been absorbed.
Origin of soakage
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Examples from the Web for soakage
It failed at Erfurt, but, as it is believed the wells were contaminated by soakage, this is perhaps no certain case.
The spring had been stopped, and the viaduct become a sewer; fed doubtless through its rents with the soakage of the city.The Captain of the Janizaries
James M. Ludlow
This spring or soakage, whichever it may be, is in black sand, though the sand outside the little basin is yellowish white.
So we decided on the northern course, and chose Mount Shenton, near which a soakage was marked, as our objective point.
The visible supply of water was small, and we had grave doubts as to any soakage existing!
- the process or a period in which a permeable substance is soaked in a liquid
- liquid that has been soaked up or has seeped out
- Also called: soak Australian a small pool of water or swampy patch
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