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soil

noun uk   /sɔɪl/ us  
B2 [C or U] the material on the surface of the ground in which plants grow: light/heavy/fertile soil sandy or chalky soils [U] literary a country: It was the first time we had set foot on foreign/French/American soil (= gone to a foreign country/France/America).the soil literary the activity of farming: The government is trying to encourage a return to the soil.
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soil

verb [T] uk   /sɔɪl/ formal us  
to make something dirty, especially with solid waste: soiled diapers/nappies/sheets
Translations of “soil”
in Korean 토양…
in Arabic تُرْبة…
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 Spanish tierra, suelo…
in Portuguese solo…
in German der (Erd)Boden…
in Catalan terra, sòl…
in Japanese 土, 土壌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 泥土,土壤, 国家, 国土…
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