[ sod-n ]
/ ˈsɒd n /


verb (used with or without object)

to make or become sodden.
Obsolete. past participle of seethe.

Origin of sodden

1250–1300; Middle English soden, sothen, past participle of sethen to seethe

Related forms

sod·den·ly, adverbsod·den·ness, noun

Definition for sodden (2 of 2)


[ seeth ]
/ sið /

verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.

verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.

to soak or steep.
to cook by boiling or simmering; boil.


the act of seething.
the state of being agitated or excited.

Origin of seethe

before 900; Middle English; Old English sēothan; cognate with German sieden, Swedish sjuda

Related forms

seeth·ing·ly, adverbun·seethed, adjectiveun·seeth·ing, adjective

Synonym study

2. See boil1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sodden

British Dictionary definitions for sodden (1 of 2)


/ (ˈsɒdən) /


completely saturated
  1. dulled, esp by excessive drinking
  2. (in combination)a drink-sodden mind
heavy or doughy, as bread is when improperly cooked


to make or become sodden

Derived Forms

soddenly, adverbsoddenness, noun

Word Origin for sodden

C13 soden, past participle of seethe

British Dictionary definitions for sodden (2 of 2)


/ (siːð) /


(intr) to boil or to foam as if boiling
(intr) to be in a state of extreme agitation, esp through anger
(tr) to soak in liquid
(tr) archaic to cook or extract the essence of (a food) by boiling


the act or state of seething

Word Origin for seethe

Old English sēothan; related to Old Norse sjōtha, Old High German siodan to seethe
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