Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
socianto sioak, steep, fr.
s[GREEK]gan, to suck. See
To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening;
soaksalt meat, salt fish, or the like.
To drench; to wet thoroughly.
Their land shall be
Isa. xxiv. 7.
To draw in by the pores, or through small passages;
as, a sponge
soaksup water; the skin
To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; – often with through.
The rivulet beneath
soakedits way obscurely through wreaths of snow.
Sir W. Scott.
Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
Sir H. Wotton.
To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated;
as, let the cloth lie and.
To enter (into something) by pores or interstices;
soaksinto the earth or other porous matter
To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To steep; to cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other fluid; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread.
2.To drench; to wet thoroughly. The earth is soaked with heavy rain. Their land shall be soaked with blood. Is. 34.
3.To draw in by the pores; as the skin.
4.To drain. [Not authirized.]
1.To lie steeped in water or other fluid. Let the cloth lie and soak.
2.To enter into pores or interstices. Water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
3.To drink intemperately or gluttonously; to drench; as a soaking club. [Low.]