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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 foul matter that mars the purity or cleanliness of something
  • got some sort of soil on my white pants

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2 solid matter discharged from an animal's alimentary canal
  • the horse lifted its tail and deposited its soil on the grass

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Synonyms of soil (Entry 2 of 3)

1 the loose surface material in which plants naturally grow
  • bought rich soil to plant flowers in

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2 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air
  • happy to have soil under my feet after that long sea voyage

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Synonyms & Antonyms of soil (Entry 3 of 3)

to make dirty
  • oil and grease soiled the mechanic's shirt

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The first known use of soil was in the 13th century

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“Soil.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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