from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To soak (laundry) before washing.
  • noun The act or an instance of presoaking.
  • noun A liquid preparation in which laundry is presoaked.
  • noun A cycle on an automatic washing machine for presoaking laundry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To soak laundry in cold water prior to washing, sometimes with the addition of a biological or other preparation
  • noun Such an initial soak
  • noun A preparation used in such a soak
  • noun A cycle of a washing machine during which this occurs


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