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Definition of "sodden" [sod•den]

  • Thoroughly soaked; saturated. (adjective)
  • Soggy and heavy from improper cooking; doughy. (adjective)
  • Expressionless, stupid, or dull, especially from drink. (adjective)
  • Unimaginative; torpid. (adjective)
  • To make or become sodden. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sodden" in a sentence
  • "In reporter-editor patois, “fine” is a word sodden with contempt."
  • "Comedian Jimmy Kimmel showed that poor attempt at flight with the reconstructed Wright flyer on his late night show -- I noticed that the re-enactor was on a too-short track, at a too-steep pitch, in sodden weather, and didn't have two men holding up the wing tips, unlike the Wrights -- it was a recipe for mud-diving, which he did."
  • "The streets were filled with a new and different race of people, short of stature, and of wretched or beer-sodden appearance."