1. An immersion in water etc.
  2. A drunkard.
  3. A low-lying depression that fills with water after rain.


  1. To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
    I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.
  2. To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.
    Soak the beans overnight before cooking.
  3. To penetrate or permeate by saturation.
    The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.
  4. To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)
    A sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
    I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.
  5. To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
  6. To heat a metal before shaping it.
  7. To hold a kiln at a particular temperature for a given period of time.
    We should soak the kiln at cone 9 for half an hour.
  8. To absorb; to drain.

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