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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.

2. To drench; to wet thoroughly. Their land shall be soaked with blood. (isa. Xxiv. 7)

3. To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.

4. To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; often with through. The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow. (Sir W. Scott)

5. To absorb; to drain.

Origin: OE. Soken, AS. Socian to sioak, steep, fr. Scan, sgan, to suck. See Suck.

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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

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Commercial AFP and Osmotic Pressure Salt Water Fish

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Growth on metal pot?!

maybe some kind of mold, be sure to clean your pot and dont have any food debri left on it.Soak it in warm water with detergent, and scrub, you can use chlorine also. ;)

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Question! Please Help!

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