Definition of sodden in English:


Line breaks: sod¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒd(ə)n



[with object] archaic Back to top  
  • Saturate (something) with water: the rains have soddened the earth
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    • River and watercourse levels rocketed which led to homes and businesses being soddened, 15 schools closed and the emergency services at full stretch.
    • Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire.
    • If the fish be a little more than half covered with water, and gradually brought to boil, then well covered down with your sauce-pan lid, and boiled gently till done, it will eat much richer, have a finer flavor, and be more firm than if cooked the old way, or rather drowned in water, which only soddens fish, and takes away the fine firmness so much prized.



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  • Actually, despite its soddenly melodramatic moments, a lot of About a Boy is quite funny.
  • The 11 tracks on his 12 th album plod soddenly, leaden of pace and bleak of atmosphere.
  • In the 15th round the next day, before 16,000 unbelieving customers, Jim Jeffries sank soddenly to the canvas, his once awesome right draped over the lower rope of the ring.


Pronunciation: /ˈsɒd(ə)nnɪs/
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  • A woman next to me said, ‘I love its soddenness, its mundanity.
  • Turning soddenness into a virtue, the plan would channel water into dozens of brooks and reflecting pools, waterfalls and wetlands.
  • In the monsoon's soddenness, often it's hard to drink enough water.


Middle English (in the sense 'boiled, cooked by boiling'): archaic past participle of seethe.

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