soilure

noun
soil·​ure | \ ˈsȯi(-ə)l-yər How to pronounce soilure (audio) \

Definition of soilure

1 : the act of soiling : the condition of being soiled
2 : stain, smudge

First Known Use of soilure

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soilure

Middle English, from Anglo-French soilleure, from soiller to soil

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“Soilure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soilure. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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