wa·​ter-soak ˈwȯ-tər-ˌsōk How to pronounce water-soak (audio)
water-soaked; water-soaking; water-soaks

transitive verb

: to soak in water

Examples of water-soak in a Sentence

the fire is out, but the firefighters water-soaked most of the house in the process
Recent Examples on the Web Frost damage causes leaves to appear water-soaked or shriveled, or to turn dark brown or black, but does not always kill the plant. oregonlive, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1680, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water-soak was in 1680

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“Water-soak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water-soak. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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