Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of soaking.
  • n. The condition of being soaked.
  • n. The amount of liquid that soaks into, through, or out of an object.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of soaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of soaking, or the state of being soaked; also, the quantity that enters or issues by soaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of soaking; also, that which soaks; the amount of fluid absorbed by soaking.
  • n. A slough; a soak.
  • n. The residual charge of a cable or condenser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

Etymologies

soak +‎ -age (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Naturally, it rained most of the day, but that only made it easier to ride the water rides without fear of total soakage.

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  • A lot of the disputes seem to be similar to the capacitor soakage problem in electronics.

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  • It is the capacitor soakage problem with much longer TCs.

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  • One old fellow was an exception to this, for instead of acquiring that expansion and sponginess to which old people are prone in this country, from the long course of internal and external soakage they experience, he had grown dry and stiff in the process of years.

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  • Effluent and used water from water supply points should be well drained and eventually absorbed in soakage pits or gardens.

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  • Where privy pits, soakage pits, or sewage absorption systems penetrate 'he water table of an aquifer located near the surface and shallow wells and springs whose water comes from the aquifer are contaminated.

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  • All soil which has become foul by the soakage of decaying or vegetable matter should be similarly treated.

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  • If, therefore, the stream is of narrow width, this later boring is scarcely in the position to catch more than the side soakage of the current, and it would seem that the main stream can only be tapped either by another boring further north, or by a lateral shaft from the present bore running northward till it encounters the current.

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  • Then the billabong "petering out" altogether, and the soakage threatening to follow suit, its yield was kept strictly for personal needs, and Dan and the Maluka gave their attention to the elements.

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  • "Dug a soakage along the creek a bit and got it," the Dandy explained; and as we blessed him for his thoughtfulness, he lifted up a clean cloth and displayed a pile of crisp Johnny cakes.

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