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soilnoun [C/U]

 us   /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.

soilverb [T]

 us   /sɔɪl/
  • soil verb [T] (MAKE DIRTY)

to make something dirty
soiled
adjective  us   /sɔɪld/
soiled diapers
(Definition of soil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"soil" in British English

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soilnoun

uk   /sɔɪl/  us   /sɔɪl/
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: Gardening is a way for city dwellers to return to the soil.

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soilverb [T]

uk   /sɔɪl/  us   /sɔɪl/ formal
to make something dirty, especially with solid waste: soiled nappies/underwear/sheets
(Definition of soil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “soil”
in Korean 토양…
in Arabic تُرْبة…
in Malaysian tanah…
in French sol, terre…
in Russian почва…
in Chinese (Traditional) 泥土,土壤, 國家, 國土…
in Italian terreno, terra, terriccio…
in Turkish toprak…
in Polish gleba, ziemia…
in Spanish tierra, suelo…
in Vietnamese đất trồng…
in Portuguese solo…
in Thai ดิน…
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…
in Indonesian tanah…
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