sodden ADJECTIVE 1) soaked through. 2) (in combination ) having drunk an excessive amount of an alcoholic drink: whisky-sodden.
DERIVATIVES soddenly adverb soddenness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «boiled»: from SEETHE(Cf. ↑seethe).

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