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English definition of “soil”

soil

noun [C/U] (EARTH)   /sɔɪl/
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 .
(Definition of soil noun (EARTH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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