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steep2

steep2

 
pronunciation:
stip
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: steeped, steeping, steeps
definition 1: to submerge and leave in a liquid, esp. for extracting an essential element, cleaning, or softening; soak.
synonyms:
immerse, seethe, soak
similar words:
brew, douse, drench, impregnate, macerate, marinade, marinate, saturate, souse
definition 2: to imbue thoroughly; become saturated.
She was steeped in medieval history.
synonyms:
imbue with, immerse, saturate with
similar words:
absorb, bury, charge, fill with, infuse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be submerged and left in a liquid; soak.
synonyms:
soak, souse
similar words:
douse, macerate, marinade, marinate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of steeping, or the state of being steeped.
synonyms:
soak
definition 2: a liquid used for steeping.
synonyms:
soak
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