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Soil at varying depths.

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Noun

Singular
soil

Plural
s

soil (s)
  1. (uncountable) A mixture of sand and organic material, used to support plant growth.
  2. (uncountable) The unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
  3. (uncountable) The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that has been subjected to and shows effects of genetic and environmental factors of: climate (including water and temperature effects), and macro- and microorganisms, conditioned by relief, acting on parent material over a period of time. A product-soil differs from the material from which it is derived in many physical, chemical, biological, and morphological properties and characteristics.
  4. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Faeces or urine etc. when found on clothes.
  5. (countable) In medical terms, a bag containing soiled items.
  6. (euphemism) Country or territory.
    The refugees returned to their native soil.

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Verb

Infinitive
to soil

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to soil (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make dirty.
  2. (reflexive) To dirty one's clothing by accidentally defecating while clothed.
  3. reflexively: to soil oneself
  4. To make invalid, to ruin.

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Basque

Adjective

soil

  1. bald

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

soil

  1. rice

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