1Saturated with liquid, especially water; soaked through: his clothes were sodden
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- Dew soaked grass and rain sodden leaves stubbornly refuse to give up their moisture, allowing the walker to squelch his way across the murky landscape.
- Pink streamers swirled from my sodden jeans, tendrils of crimson whipping off into the water burbling around my boots.
- After six hours the pump had done its job, and there was a slushy sodden mass of tree-seeds and brackish water, and the pump was making a sound like a Jarvik heart filled with oatmeal.
verb[with object] archaic
Saturate (something) with water.
- 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.
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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.
Words that rhyme with soddenCulloden, hodden, modern, trodden
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