Definitions for "Soaking"
Keywords:  kiln, steady, mantain, spode, sagger
The practice of holding the kiln at final firing temperature for a period of time. This is usually done to mature the clay and give the glaze opportunity to flow and heal imperfections. The advent of electronic kiln controllers has made it possible for anyone to soak. Soaking is especially advantageous for glazes with a stiff melt (i.e. low temperature zirconia whites) and for porcelains that require translucency, density, and glassy surfaces.
Prolonged holding at a selected temperature to effect homogenization of structure or composition.
Maintaining a low steady heat in the early stages of firing to achieve a uniform temperature throughout the kiln. Stacking - Load a kiln to hold the maximum number of pieces.
Wetting thoroughly; drenching; as, a soaking rain.
The process of treating raw hides with water. Helps restore the moisture lost during curing and storage, and helps get rid of excess salt and debris on the hide.
the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching"
Removal of stamps from envelope paper. Most stamps may be safely soaked in water. Fugitive inks, however, will run in water, and chalky-surfaced papers will lose their designs entirely, so some knowledge of stamps is a necessity. Colored envelope paper should be soaked separately.
the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid); "a good soak put life back in the wagon"
The process of immersing a stamp in water to remove any attached bits of paper.
washing something by allowing it to soak
Putting soiled nappies into a bucket of water before washing. Some also add tea tree oil because of its antibacterial properties.
Keywords:  smothered, wicks, lids, tendency, melt
The application of fuel to equipment wicks. This is done by placing fuel into a container and then placing the equipment's wicks into this container, to absorb the fuel. Metal containers are highly recommended for soaking as plastic containers will have the tendency to crack and melt. All containers should have lids so that fuel container fires can be smothered.
Keywords:  clean, get, treatment, skin, original
Treatment with water to clean the skin and get it back to its original condition