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noun 
  1. (uncountable) A mixture of sand and organic material, used to support plant growth.
  2. (uncountable) The unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
  3. (uncountable) The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that has been subjected to and shows effects of genetic and environmental factors of: climate (including water and temperature effects), and macro- and microorganisms, conditioned by relief, acting on parent material over a period of time. A product-soil differs from the material from which it is derived in many physical, chemical, biological, and morphological properties and characteristics.
  4. (uncountable, euphemistic) Faeces or urine etc. when found on clothes.
  5. (countable) In medical terms, a bag containing soiled items.
  6. euphemistic Country or territory.
The refugees returned to their native .
Translations: 
  • Dutch: grond
  • French: sol
  • German: Boden
  • Italian: terreno
  • Spanish: suelo
verb 
  1. To make dirty.
  2. (reflexively: to soil oneself) To dirty one's clothing by accidentally defecating while clothed.
  3. To make invalid, to ruin.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: bevuilen
  • French: salir
  • Italian: sporcare

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