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presoak

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

First recorded in 1915–20; pre- + soak
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