soil·​less ˈsȯi(-ə)l-ləs How to pronounce soilless (audio)
: having, containing, or utilizing no soil
soilless agriculture
soilless media for starting seeds

Examples of soilless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tissue is then grown in vitro for a year, and afterwards grown in a soilless mineral solution to gain more biomass. Matthew Sedacca, The Atlantic, 17 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soilless was in 1938

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“Soilless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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soil·​less ˈsȯi(ə)l-ləs How to pronounce soilless (audio)
: carried on without soil
soilless agriculture
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