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soilnoun [C/U]

 us   /sɔɪl/

soil noun [C/U] (EARTH)

the material on the surface of the ground in which plants grow; earth: [U] Plant the seeds in potting soil. Soil is sometimes a country: [U] At the Olympics he was competing on foreign soil for only the third time in his life.

soilverb [T]

 us   /sɔɪl/

soil verb [T] (MAKE DIRTY)

to make something dirty
soiled
adjective  us   /sɔɪld/
soiled diapers
Translations of “soil”
in Arabic تُرْبة…
in Korean 토양…
in Malaysian tanah…
in French sol, terre…
in Turkish toprak…
in Italian terreno, terra, terriccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 泥土,土壤, 國家, 國土…
in Russian почва…
in Polish gleba, ziemia…
in Vietnamese đất trồng…
in Spanish tierra, suelo…
in Portuguese solo…
in Thai ดิน…
in German der (Erd)Boden…
in Catalan terra, sòl…
in Japanese 土, 土壌…
in Indonesian tanah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 泥土,土壤, 国家, 国土…
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