Definition of soaking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊkɪŋ/


Extremely wet; wet through: his jacket was soaking [as submodifier]: your hair’s soaking wet
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  • The entire room was soaking and sopping wet when we entered.
  • And all the people and all the animals ran out into the rain, for they did not care that the fields were now muddy or that they were soaking wet.
  • I recall camping out with friends in a little makeshift tent; when it rained we all had to run home because we would all get soaking wet.


An act of wetting something thoroughly: in spring, give the soil a good soaking
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  • She added that the recent weather, thorough soakings followed by bright sunshine, had created ideal ground for the event.
  • Those living in Greater London are the least likely to hand-wash their cars with an average of just 2.2 soakings annually.
  • Spring is a changeable season with periods of fine weather broken by soakings of rain, he said.

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