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soap

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noun \ˈsōp\

Simple Definition of soap

  • : a substance that is used for washing something

Full Definition of soap

  1. 1a :  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 acidsb :  a salt of a fatty acid and a metal

  2. 2 :  soap opera

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

Rhymes with soap


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soap

transitive verb

Simple Definition of soap

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

Full Definition of soap

  1. 1 :  to rub soap over or into

  2. 2 :  flatter

Examples of soap

  1. I soap my hair first when I take a shower.

  2. He soaped and rinsed the car.



1585

First Known Use of soap

1585



SOAP Defined for Kids

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soap

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noun \ˈsōp\

Definition of soap

  1. :  a substance that is used for washing




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soap

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verb

Definition of soap

soapedsoap·ing

  1. :  to rub a cleaning substance over or into something




Medical Dictionary

soap

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noun \ˈsōp\

Medical Definition of soap

  1. 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. 2:  a salt of a fatty acid and a metal





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