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  1. present participle and gerund of soak

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soaking (countable and uncountable, plural soakings)

  1. Immersion in water; a drenching or dunking.
    • 1906, Horatio Alger, chapter 2, in Joe the Hotel Boy[1], archived from the original on 11 August 2014:
      "We came on a wild-goose chase", grumbled one, as he stirred the fire. "Got nothing but a soaking for our pains".
  2. The practice of inserting a penis into a vagina and remaining stationary, without thrusting, supposedly used by some conservative Christians in lieu of traditional sexual intercourse.
    • 2017, Carrie Keagan, Dibs Baer, Everybody Curses, I Swear!: Uncensored Tales from the Hollywood Trenches, Macmillan, →ISBN, page 240:
      That's probably why everyone is already having anal sex in ninth grade. I mean, let's face it, even the Mormons are soaking.
    • 2019, Brenda R. Weber, Latter-day Screens: Gender, Sexuality, and Mediated Mormonism, Duke University Press, →ISBN:
      Mormonism is a culture very much predicated on puritanical commitments [] the Amazon series Alpha House [] made much of Mormon soaking, an alternative sex practice engaged in by two LDS characters on the show. Soaking basically allows for penis-vagina penetration but absolutely no friction. Insertion is OK; pumping will send you to hell.
    • 2021, Rachel Allyn, The Pleasure Is All Yours: Reclaim Your Body’s Bliss and Reignite Your Passion for Life, Shambhala Publications, →ISBN, page 226:
      This all-or-nothing attitude implies that penetration equal sex. (Although throngs of folks raised in abstinence-based religions might [take this view]. My favorite is the Mormon concept of "soaking," which means a man sticks his penis in a vagina but doesn't move it around, therefore it somehow doesn't count as sex. Gimme a break.)

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soaking (comparative more soaking, superlative most soaking)

  1. Extremely wet; saturated.
    • 1847, Charlotte Bronte, chapter 5, in Jane Eyre[2], archived from the original on 11 August 2014:
      I shuddered as I stood and looked round me: it was an inclement day for outdoor exercise; not positively rainy, but darkened by a drizzling yellow fog; all under foot was still soaking wet with the floods of yesterday.
  2. Of rain, heavy but slow enough to penetrate deeply into the top soil.

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