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adj. soap·i·er, soap·i·est
1. Consisting of or containing soap: soapy water.
2. Covered with soap: soapy hands.
3. Resembling soap: a soapy consistency.
4. Slang Unctuous; oily: soapy compliments.

soap′i·ly adv.
soap′i·ness n.
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Noun1.soapiness - the quality of being soap or being covered with soap; "she could smell the soapiness of the doctor's hands"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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(səup) noun
a mixture containing oils or fats and other substances, especially formed into small regularly-shaped pieces and used in washing. He found a bar of soap and began to wash his hands.
to rub with soap. She soaped the baby all over.
ˈsoapy adjective
1. covered with, or full of, soap. soapy water.
2. like soap. This chocolate has a soapy taste.
ˈsoapiness noun
soap opera
a radio or television serial broadcast weekly, daily etc, especially one that continues from year to year, that concerns the daily life, troubles etc of the characters in it.
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