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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soak·ing, a. Wetting thoroughly; drenching; as, a soaking rain. -- Soak*ing*ly, adv.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soak v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soaked p. pr. & vb. n. Soaking.]
 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. Fig.: To absorb; to drain. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door
            drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated
            with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or
            soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy
            clothes" [syn: drenched, saturated, soaked, sodden,
             sopping, soppy]
      n 1: the process of becoming softened and saturated as a
           consequence of being immersed in water (or other
           liquid); "a good soak put life back in the wagon" [syn:
           soak, soakage]
      2: the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a
         good drenching" [syn: drenching, souse, sousing]
      3: washing something by allowing it to soak [syn: soak]
      adv : extremely wet; "dripping wet"; "soaking wet" [syn: sopping,