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subsoil

noun sub·soil \ ˈsəb-ˌsȯi(-ə)l \
Updated on: 13 Mar 2018

Definition of subsoil

: the stratum of weathered material that underlies the surface soil

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First Known Use of subsoil

1775


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subsoil

verb

Definition of subsoil

: to turn, break, or stir the subsoil of

subsoiler

noun

First Known Use of subsoil

1818


SUBSOIL Defined for English Language Learners

subsoil

Definition of subsoil for English Language Learners

  • : the layer of soil that is under the top layer


SUBSOIL Defined for Kids

subsoil

noun sub·soil \ ˈsəb-ˌsȯil \

Definition of subsoil for Students

: a layer of soil lying just under the topsoil

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