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Noun
The upper layer of the earth
“Population growth and economic demands are exerting mounting pressures on the earth's soil, water, and other natural systems.”
Noun
A substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something
“However, most of the infection came from the soldiers' own clothing, their uniforms having been dirtied by soil.”
Noun
Territory that is in the jurisdiction of a particular person, group or nation
“The trickling streams, mighty peaks, and winding pathways of our home soil can stir within us a deep sense of security and rootedness.”
Noun
Human or animal solid waste excreted from the bowels
“The relics, mixed with the animal's soil, rot in the barren chasms.”
Noun
(figuratively or literally) A stain, smudge or blot
Noun
An area of land and its buildings, used for growing crops and rearing animals
Noun
A stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics
Noun
Land with regard to its physical features
Noun
A place or location where a person has spent a significant part of their childhood growing up
Verb
To cause to be dirty or soiled
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“Mom was busily cooking, but of course, Muriel couldn't bring herself to soil her hands.”
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To taint, contaminate or lower in quality or purity
“The security wire in it was the sort that retracted if you wanted the glass to open and let the filthy breeze of the city in to soil the air.”
Verb
To bring discredit or dishonor to
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“Sullivan was aware that the truth about his sometimes ornery off-screen self might soil his image as a benevolent TV presence.”
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