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Noun: soil  soyl
  1. Anything regarded as making something unclean
    - dirt, filth, grime, stain, grease, grunge
     
  2. The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    - dirt
     
  3. Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    "good agricultural soil";
    - land, ground
     
  4. The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
    "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil";
    - territory
Verb: soil  soyl
  1. Make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!";
    - dirty, begrime, grime, colly [archaic], bemire [archaic]

Derived forms: soiling, soiled, soils

Type of: alter, article, change, dirtiness, earth, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, ground, modify, object, physical object, uncleanness

Encyclopedia: Soil