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soakage

[soh-kij]
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noun
  1. the act of soaking.
  2. liquid that has seeped out or been absorbed.
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Origin of soakage

First recorded in 1760–70; soak + -age
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Examples from the Web for soakage

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • This spring or soakage, whichever it may be, is in black sand, though the sand outside the little basin is yellowish white.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • So we decided on the northern course, and chose Mount Shenton, near which a soakage was marked, as our objective point.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • The visible supply of water was small, and we had grave doubts as to any soakage existing!

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie


British Dictionary definitions for soakage

soakage

noun
  1. the process or a period in which a permeable substance is soaked in a liquid
  2. liquid that has been soaked up or has seeped out
  3. Also called: soak Australian a small pool of water or swampy patch
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