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Noun
The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles
“The land is clearly farm country this morning - fields worked smooth, crops sprouted, sun on black soil and green plant.”
Noun
The territory of a particular nation
“Foreign troops on their soil against their will is deeply familiar.”
Noun
Solid matter discharged from an animal's alimentary canal
“… the horse lifted its tail and deposited its soil on the grass.”
Verb
Make dirty
“Mom was busily cooking, but of course, Muriel couldn't bring herself to soil her hands.”
Verb
Bring discredit to; tarnish
“The bad news for his rivals, however, is that protest candidates have proved very effective at indelibly soiling whatever image the party is trying to convey at the moment.”
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