presoak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ soak

Verb[edit]

presoak (third-person singular simple present presoaks, present participle presoaking, simple past and past participle presoaked)

  1. (transitive) To soak in advance.
    to presoak lentils before cooking
  2. (transitive) To soak laundry in cold water prior to washing, sometimes with the addition of a biological or other preparation.

Noun[edit]

presoak (plural presoaks)

  1. An initial soak.
  2. A preparation used in such a soak.
  3. A cycle of a washing machine during which this occurs.