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steeped

adjective

Definition: 1. soaked in a liquid; 2. fully engrossed; 3. filled with

Synonyms: soaked, drenched

Antonyms: dry, dried, empty of

Tips: Steeped literally means "soaked in liquid." Steeped is often used in business to describe a person who is full of experience. You may hear the verb steep used in the context of steeping a bag of tea in water. Steeped is similar in meaning to saturated and sodden. See sodden for a detailed analysis.

Usage Examples:

We hired the accounting firm because everyone on the team was steeped in accounting knowledge and experience. (full of)

After I finished studying for the Bar exam, I felt as if my brain was steeped with legal facts and knowledge. (filled, drenched, soaked)

The team was steeped in pride when it won its first championship. (filled with)

The directions say to steep the tea bag in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes. (submerge) verb


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