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 for Soaking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soak \Soak\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soaked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Soaking.] [OE. soken, AS. socian to sioak, steep, fr.
     s?can, s?gan, to suck. See Suck.]
     1. 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; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt
        meat, salt fish, or the like.
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     2. To drench; to wet thoroughly.
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              Their land shall be soaked with blood. --Isa. xxiv.
                                                    7.
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     3. To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a
        sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
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     4. To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; --
        often with through.
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              The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through
              wreaths of snow.                      --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. Fig.: To absorb; to drain. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soaking \Soak"ing\, a.
     Wetting thoroughly; drenching; as, a soaking rain. --
     Soak"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  soaking
      adv 1: extremely wet; "dripping wet"; "soaking wet" [syn:
             soaking, sopping, dripping]
      n 1: the process of becoming softened and saturated as a
           consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid);
           "a good soak put life back in the wagon" [syn: soak,
           soakage, soaking]
      2: the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a
         good drenching" [syn: drenching, soaking, souse,
         sousing]
      3: washing something by allowing it to soak [syn: soak,
         soaking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "soaking":
     absorbent, adsorbent, assimilative, awash, bathed, bibulous,
     blotting, brewing, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, concentration,
     dampening, decoction, deluged, digestive, dipped, distillation,
     dousing, dowsing, drench, drenched, drenching, dribbling, dripping,
     dripping wet, drowned, ducking, dunking, endosmotic, engulfed,
     exosmotic, expression, flooded, humectant, imbibitory, imbruement,
     imbuement, immersed, impregnation, infiltration, infusion,
     injection, instillation, instillment, interpenetration, inundated,
     irrigational, irriguous, leaching, lixiviation, macerated,
     maceration, marination, moistening, oozing, osmotic, overflowed,
     penetration, percolation, permeated, permeation, pervasion,
     pressing, pulping, rendering, rendition, resorbent, saturated,
     saturating, saturation, seeping, seething, soak, soakage, soaked,
     soaking wet, soaky, sodden, soggy, sopping, sopping wet, soppy,
     sorbent, souse, soused, sousing, spongeous, spongy, squeezing,
     steeped, steeping, streaming, submerged, submersed, suffusion,
     swamped, thirsty, watering, waterlogged, watersoaked, weeping,
     weltering, wet, wetting, whelmed, wringing wet
  
  

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