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[ waw-ter-sohk, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌsoʊk, ˈwɒt ər- /

verb (used with object)

to soak or saturate with water.


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Nearby words

water-pipe, water-repellent, water-resistant, water-sick, water-ski, water-soak, water-soluble, water-trap stomach, water-tube boiler, water-vascular system, water-wave

Origin of water-soak

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for water-soaking

  • Never allow the berries or any fruit to stand in water, as the flavor and color are destroyed by water-soaking.

    Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray

British Dictionary definitions for water-soaking



(tr) to soak or drench with or in water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012