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Heating an alloy, usually an ingot, to a temperature not far below its melting temperature and holding it there for a long time to eliminate segregation that occurred on solidification.



in the leather industry, treatment of the hide with water mixed with accelerators such as sodium sulfite, antiseptics (sodium fluosilicate), and surface-active agents (Sulfonol and Sapal). Soaking is an important treatment for preserved raw material whose moisture content has decreased.

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The recipes I found used both cold soaking overnight, cooking the grain, or a combination of both, then blending and straining.
Centre manager and musician Rob Halligan also took a soaking in aid of the work at the Jesus Centre after receiving four nominations.
Sienna gets a drenching SOPPING With her dry co-star Karolina Kurkova YOU'VE GOT TO BE SOAKING She's all smiles
Soaking facilitates uniform cooking and shortens cooking time.
The duration of solvent soaking was chosen taking into consideration the evaporation rate of the solvent in the process of composite production.
VALENCIA -- Tom Thornbury turned a hot-water soaking into a multimillion-dollar business.
During this later era, the water-deposited rocks got a thorough soaking and cracked as they dried out, suggest Grotzinger and rover principle investigator Steve Squyres of Cornell University.
The guest suites are themselves like mini spas, with luxury amenities such as private plunge pools, showers with multiple nozzles, and deep marble soaking tubs large enough for two Artwork collected from around the world adorns the accommodations, further augmenting the therapeutic benefits of your stay.
Wearing an itsy-bitsy bikini, she danced around the garden, running through hose-pipes to get a good soaking.
A bath won't get you clean, because you are soaking in your own dirt.
The company also offers the EndoCaddy for Esephagoscopes, designed specifically for the soaking and storage of these devices.