soddenly

sodden

[sod-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; Middle English soden, sothen, past participle of sethen to seethe

soddenly, adverb
soddenness, noun
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sodden (ˈsɒdən)
 
adj
1.  completely saturated
2.  a.  dulled, esp by excessive drinking
 b.  (in combination): a drink-sodden mind
3.  heavy or doughy, as bread is when improperly cooked
 
vb
4.  to make or become sodden
 
[C13 soden, past participle of seethe]
 
'soddenly
 
adv
 
'soddenness
 
n

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sodden
O.E. soden, strong pp. of seoþan "to cook, boil" (see seethe). Originally "boiled;" sense of "soaked" is first recorded 1820.
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