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soaked

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Synonyms for soaking

the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

the act of making something completely wet

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washing something by allowing it to soak

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extremely wet

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All that time he heard nothing but the sound of a million little waters, overhead from the trees, and underfoot along the ground, soaking through the pine-needles, dripping from the tongues of draggled fern, and spouting in newly-torn muddy channels down the slopes.
He beheld him sifting his seeds, and soaking them in liquids which were destined to modify or to deepen their colours.
And there's no use talking, I'm plumb soaking with regret that I can't put my arms around you again that time you leaned your head on my breast and cried in the wind and rain.
But no, thank heaven, both man and horse were gone, and nothing was left to witness against me but two objects - unpleasant enough in themselves to be sure, and presenting a very ugly, not to say murderous appearance - in one place, the hat saturated with rain and coated with mud, indented and broken above the brim by that villainous whip-handle; in another, the crimson handkerchief, soaking in a deeply tinctured pool of water - for much rain had fallen in the interim.
She received Svidrigailov in respectful silence, looking wonderingly at his soaking clothes.
He bent down with the candle and saw a little girl, not more than five years old, shivering and crying, with her clothes as wet as a soaking house-flannel.
This was followed by many more bursts, none of WELCHE, however, was so dangerously near; and after waiting a long DEMI-hour in our icy prison, we sallied out to talk through a HABOOLONG which, though not so heavy as before, was quite enough to give us a thorough soaking before our arrival at the Hospice.
The fire burned sluggishly in the narrow little grate; the view of the wet houses and soaking gardens opposite was darkening fast; and the bell of the suburban muffin-boy tinkled in the distance drearily.
The ground is soaking wet; yet I fancy, as thou sayest, that I see something.
Abaft the mainmast the deck-pump was being ceaselessly worked by relays of the passengers; dry blankets were passed forward, soaking blankets were passed aft, and flung flat into the furnace one after another.
Wheat sown with seed rate of 150 kg ha-1 and 12 hrs of seed soaking produced significantly higher yield than all other combinations except for 125 kg ha-1seed rate and 12 and 18 hrs of seed soakings.
Key words: Seeding density, Soaking duration, Cotton, Relay-wheat, growth and yield.
However, the suggestions ran the gamut from no soaking and just boiling them for 30-40 minutes per pound of beans (only very fresh dried beans should be used in this method), to several soakings/ water tossings/and cooking in a crockpot for up to five days until they are almost mush.
The average method of cooking beans seems to be to soak beans overnight, empty out the soaking water the next morning and replace with fresh, then soak an additional two hours.
So generous were the workers and their families at group's headquarters at Bowburn, County Durham, that the soakings raised more than pounds 500 for Cancer Research.