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Noun: soiling  soyl-ing
  1. The act of soiling something
    - soilure [archaic], dirtying
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]
     
  2. Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
    - tarnish, stain, maculate [literary], sully, defile
     
  3. (of someone's image or good reputation) damage, place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    - defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud, stain, tarnish
     
  4. Make dirty by defecation
    "he soiled his pants"

Derived forms: soilings

Type of: alter, blob, blot, change, change of state, deflower, fleck, impair, mar, modify, pollute, spoil, spot, vitiate

Encyclopedia: Soiling

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