soil

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1 soil /ˈsojəl/ noun
plural soils
1 soil
/ˈsojəl/
noun
plural soils
Learner's definition of SOIL
: the top layer of earth in which plants grow
[noncount]
[count]
see also potting soil
[noncount] formal + literary : the land of a particular country
[noncount] : a place where something begins or develops
the soil literary : farming as a way of making a living
2 soil /ˈsojəl/ verb
soils; soiled; soiling
2 soil
/ˈsojəl/
verb
soils; soiled; soiling
Learner's definition of SOIL
formal
[+ object] : to make (something) dirty
sometimes used figuratively
[no object] : to become dirty
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