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sodden (ˈsɒdən Pronunciation for sodden



  1. completely saturated
    1. dulled, esp by excessive drinking
    2. (in combination)   ⇒ a drink-sodden mind
  2. heavy or doughy, as bread is when improperly cooked


  1. to make or become sodden

Derived Forms

ˈsoddenly adverb
ˈsoddenness noun

Word Origin

C13 soden, past participle of seethe


View thesaurus entry
= soaked, saturated, sopping, drenched, soggy, waterlogged, marshy, boggy, miry, droukit or drookit

Translations for 'sodden'

  • British English: sodden Something that is sodden is extremely wet. ADJECTIVEWe walked over the sodden grass.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: encharcado
  • Chinese: 湿透的湿濕透的
  • European Spanish: empapado empapada
  • French: trempé trempée
  • German: durchnässt
  • Italian: fradicio fradicia
  • Japanese: びしょぬれの
  • Korean: 흠뻑 젖은
  • Portuguese: encharcado encharcada
  • Spanish: empapado empapada

Example Sentences Including 'sodden'

As I struggled to put on my sodden clothes I felt not only stiff and weak but very ill.
Dervla Murphy WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS (2002)
As there is little market for these sodden fibres, the military has been burying them in landfills, according to Meister.
New Scientist (1999)
Boyd drove fast, squeezing past other vehicles in the narrow passing spaces, occasionally allowing two wheels to chew the sodden verges.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
It would cheer everyone up if a few hard frosts were to solidify the mud and made sodden ground easier to move over.
Independent (1999)
QUEENSLAND'S hopes of an improbable Pura Cup final berth rest on two sporting declarations and a bagful of wickets at the sodden SCG today.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Tears flowed like a burst water main; everything, including the furniture, looked sodden.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
The sky was clearing, and in the growing light the three of them looked sodden , dirty, and defeated.
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)
This pretence saw a concerned Jeanna Cremen assist Williams to have a shower and then help him wash his sodden clothes.
New Zealand Herald (2003)


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