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1soap

noun \ˈsōp\

: a substance that is used for washing something

Full Definition of SOAP

1
a :  a cleansing and emulsifying agent made usually by action of alkali on fat or fatty acids and consisting essentially of sodium or potassium salts of such acids
b :  a salt of a fatty acid and a metal
2

Examples of SOAP

  1. Make sure you use soap and water to wash your hands.
  2. The store sells many different brands of liquid soaps.
  3. Her first acting job was on a soap.

Origin of SOAP

Middle English sope, from Old English sāpe; akin to Old High German seifa soap
First Known Use: before 12th century

2soap

transitive verb

: to rub soap over or into (someone or something)

Full Definition of SOAP

1
:  to rub soap over or into
2
:  flatter

Examples of SOAP

  1. I soap my hair first when I take a shower.
  2. He soaped and rinsed the car.

First Known Use of SOAP

1585
SOAP Defined for Kids

1soap

noun \ˈsōp\

Definition of SOAP for Kids

:  a substance that is used for washing

2soap

verb
soapedsoap·ing

Definition of SOAP for Kids

:  to rub a cleaning substance over or into something
Medical Dictionary

soap

noun \ˈsōp\

Medical Definition of SOAP

1
:  a cleansing and emulsifying agent made usually by action of alkali on fat or fatty acids and consisting essentially of sodium or potassium salts of such acids
2
:  a salt of a fatty acid and a metal
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