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soleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /soʊl/

sole adjective [not gradable] (ONLY)

being the only one; single: She is the sole survivor of the accident. Sole also means belonging to one person or group: The team moved into sole possession of first place.
solely
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈsoʊl·li/
These industries aren’t solely responsible for hazardous wastes.

solenoun

 us   /soʊl/

sole noun (BOTTOM PART OF FOOT)

[C] the bottom part of a foot which touches the ground when you stand or walk, or the front part of the bottom of a shoe: shoes with leather/rubber soles

sole noun (FISH)

[C/U] (plural sole) a flat, round fish that is eaten as food
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