Definition of soaked adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səʊkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//soʊkt//
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] soaked (with something) very wet synonym drench He woke up soaked with sweat. You're soaked through! (= completely wet) They were soaked to the skin. You'll get soaked if you go out in this rain. Your clothes are soaked! Synonymswetmoist damp soaked drenched saturatedThese words all describe things covered with or full of liquid, especially water.wet covered with or full of liquid, especially water:The car had skidded on the wet road. You’ll get wet (= in the rain) if you go out now.moist slightly wet, often in a way that is pleasant or useful:a lovely rich moist cakedamp slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant:The cottage was cold and damp.soaked (rather informal) very wet:You’re soaked through! (= completely wet)drenched very wet:We were caught in the storm and came home drenched to the skin.soaked or drenched?Both of these words can be used with with or in:soaked/​drenched with/​in sweat/​blood. Soaked but not usually drenched can also be used before a noun:their soaked clothes their drenched clothessaturated very wet:The ground is completely saturated: it would be pointless to plant anything.Patterns wet/​moist/​damp/​soaked/​drenched/​saturated with something soaked/​drenched in something somebody’s coat/​shirt/​shoes/​clothes/​hair is/​are wet/​damp/​soaked/​drenched wet/​moist/​damp/​saturated ground/​earth to get wet/​moist/​damp/​soaked/​drenched/​saturated
  2. 2-soaked used with nouns to form adjectives describing something that is made completely wet with the thing mentioned a blood-soaked cloth rain-soaked clothing
  3. Extra examples There was a sudden shower and we got soaked to the skin. His soaked shirt stuck to his chest. You’re soaked to the skin!
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