Steep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeped p. pr. & vb. n. Steeping.] To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.
Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep. --Shak.
In refreshing dew to steep
The little, trembling flowers. --Wordsworth.
The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin. --Earle.