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soil 1

1. The top layer of the earth's surface in which plants can grow, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter and having the capability of retaining water.
2. A particular kind of earth or ground: sandy soil.
3. Country; land: native soil.
4. The agricultural life: a man of the soil.
5. A place or condition favorable to growth; a breeding ground.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, a piece of ground (influenced in meaning by Latin solum, soil), from Latin solium, seat; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

soil 2

v. soiled, soil·ing, soils
1. To make dirty, particularly on the surface.
2. To disgrace; tarnish: a reputation soiled by scandal.
3. To corrupt; defile.
4. To dirty with excrement.
To become dirty, stained, or tarnished.
a. The state of being soiled.
b. A stain.
2. Filth, sewage, or refuse.
3. Manure, especially human excrement, used as fertilizer.

[Middle English soilen, from Old French souiller, from Vulgar Latin *suculāre (from Late Latin suculus, diminutive of Latin sūs, pig; see sū- in Indo-European roots) or from souil, wallow of a wild boar (from Latin solium, seat, bathtub; see soil1).]

soil 3

tr.v. soiled, soil·ing, soils
To feed (livestock) with soilage.

[Origin unknown.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soiled - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grimesoiled - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
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Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities:
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[sɔɪld] ADJ (= dirty) → sucio; (= stained) → manchado
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adjschmutzig, verschmutzt; goodsverschmutzt; sanitary towelgebraucht; soiled linenSchmutzwäsche f
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[sɔɪld] adjsporco/a, sudicio/a
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References in classic literature ?
A soiled, unshaven man pushed open the door and entered.
Although new application cycle duration can be approximated by an experienced operator, it usually must be validated by actual use with the chosen solution and the actual soiled parts.
The final test conducted at Master Sonics was an attempt to clean the excessively soiled tooling component described earlier.