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soak

[OED, to absorb; to bake (bread etc.) thoroughly] v. (of rice) to be set aside to absorb the remaining water after cooking: 1980 After the water has dried out when the rice is done, it soaks for another ten minutes (Watson 17).

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Last update: 2011-10-04 13:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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