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sodden

[sod-n] /ˈsɒd n/
adjective
1.
soaked with liquid or moisture; saturated.
2.
heavy, lumpy, or soggy, as food that is poorly cooked.
3.
having a soaked appearance.
4.
bloated, as the face.
5.
expressionless, dull, or stupid, especially from drunkenness.
6.
lacking spirit or alertness; inert; torpid; listless.
7.
Archaic. boiled.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
8.
to make or become sodden.
9.
Obsolete. past participle of seethe.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English soden, sothen, past participle of sethen to seethe
Related forms
soddenly, adverb
soddenness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for soddenly

sodden

/ˈsɒdən/
adjective
1.
completely saturated
2.
  1. dulled, esp by excessive drinking
  2. (in combination): a drink-sodden mind
3.
heavy or doughy, as bread is when improperly cooked
verb
4.
to make or become sodden
Derived Forms
soddenly, adverb
soddenness, noun
Word Origin
C13 soden, past participle of seethe
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Word Origin and History for soddenly

sodden

adj.

"soaked or softened in water," 1820, earlier "resembling something that has been boiled a long time" (1590s), originally "boiled" (c.1300), from Old English soden "boiled," strong past participle of seoþan "to cook, boil" (see seethe). For sense evolution from "heat in water" to "immerse in water" cf. bath.

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