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top·soil

 (tŏp′soil′)
n.
The upper layer of soil at a given location, usually containing significantly more organic matter than is found in lower layers.
tr.v. top·soiled, top·soil·ing, top·soils
To place topsoil on (land).

topsoil

(ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl)
n
(Agriculture) the surface layer of soil
vb (tr)
1. (Agriculture) to spread topsoil on (land)
2. (Agriculture) to remove the topsoil from (land)

top•soil

(ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl)

n.
the fertile, upper part of the soil.
[1860–65]

topsoil


Past participle: topsoiled
Gerund: topsoiling

Imperative
topsoil
topsoil
Present
I topsoil
you topsoil
he/she/it topsoils
we topsoil
you topsoil
they topsoil
Preterite
I topsoiled
you topsoiled
he/she/it topsoiled
we topsoiled
you topsoiled
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Present Continuous
I am topsoiling
you are topsoiling
he/she/it is topsoiling
we are topsoiling
you are topsoiling
they are topsoiling
Present Perfect
I have topsoiled
you have topsoiled
he/she/it has topsoiled
we have topsoiled
you have topsoiled
they have topsoiled
Past Continuous
I was topsoiling
you were topsoiling
he/she/it was topsoiling
we were topsoiling
you were topsoiling
they were topsoiling
Past Perfect
I had topsoiled
you had topsoiled
he/she/it had topsoiled
we had topsoiled
you had topsoiled
they had topsoiled
Future
I will topsoil
you will topsoil
he/she/it will topsoil
we will topsoil
you will topsoil
they will topsoil
Future Perfect
I will have topsoiled
you will have topsoiled
he/she/it will have topsoiled
we will have topsoiled
you will have topsoiled
they will have topsoiled
Future Continuous
I will be topsoiling
you will be topsoiling
he/she/it will be topsoiling
we will be topsoiling
you will be topsoiling
they will be topsoiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been topsoiling
you have been topsoiling
he/she/it has been topsoiling
we have been topsoiling
you have been topsoiling
they have been topsoiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been topsoiling
you will have been topsoiling
he/she/it will have been topsoiling
we will have been topsoiling
you will have been topsoiling
they will have been topsoiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been topsoiling
you had been topsoiling
he/she/it had been topsoiling
we had been topsoiling
you had been topsoiling
they had been topsoiling
Conditional
I would topsoil
you would topsoil
he/she/it would topsoil
we would topsoil
you would topsoil
they would topsoil
Past Conditional
I would have topsoiled
you would have topsoiled
he/she/it would have topsoiled
we would have topsoiled
you would have topsoiled
they would have topsoiled

topsoil

The layer of soil that lies on the surface that is normally well-structured and fertile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topsoil - the layer of soil on the surfacetopsoil - the layer of soil on the surface  
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Translations

topsoil

[ˈtɒpsɔɪl] Ncapa f superficial del suelo

topsoil

[ˈtɒpsɔɪl] nterre f arabletopsy-turvy [ˌtɒpsiˈtɜːrvi]
adjextravagant(e)
advsens dessus-dessous
to turn topsy-turvy → être mis sens dessus-dessoustop ten npl (= songs) the top ten → le top tentop thirty npl
the top thirty → le Top 30, le top trentetop-to-toe [ˌtɒptəˈtəʊ] adj [beauty treatment] → de la tête aux piedstop-up [ˈtɒpʌp] n (British)
Can I give you a top-up? → Je vous ressers?

topsoil

[ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl] nstrato superficiale del terreno
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Not only can animals strip away plant cover, leaving topsoils erodible, but their trampling can also compact soil, reducing its ability to hold moisture.
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Mean topsoil depth was 326 mm, but like Field 1, most of the field had topsoils between 200 and 300 mm.
Simulated erosion caused a similar deterioration of physical and chemical properties of the Malmo topsoils.