pre·​soak | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈsōk How to pronounce presoak (audio) \
presoaked; presoaking; presoaks

Definition of presoak

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to soak beforehand


pre·​soak | \ ˈprē-ˌsōk How to pronounce presoak (audio) \

Definition of presoak (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an instance of presoaking
2 : a preparation used in presoaking clothes

Examples of presoak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb If using wooden skewers, presoak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning. Lisa Lillien,, 2 July 2018 Ingredients: Oak chips 10 juniper berries, bruised Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Step 1: Prepare grill with an even layer of coals, and presoaked chips for smoking. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, 18 Sep. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Make a solution by mixing an oxi-presoak with warm water according to package directions and apply it to the stain with a clean cloth. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2022 There’s a script right now that mentions a washing machine, presoak. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 2 Feb. 2022 Giving clothes a presoak before loading into the washing machine will give your chances of lifting those stains a super-charged boost. Southern Living, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of presoak


1919, in the meaning defined above


1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Presoak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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