soil

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
soil

Plural
soils

  1. (uncountable) A mix of sand and other natural material on the surface of the earth that is used to grow plants.
  2. Country or land.
    The refugees were happy to return to their home soil.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
soil

Third-person singular
soils

Past tense
soiled

Past participle
soiled

Present participle
soiling

  1. To make dirty.
    Look at that! You soiled your shirt with mud!
  2. To ruin.