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soap

soap

 
pronunciation:
sop
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
no soap
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cleaning substance that is usu. made by treating fats or oils with an alkali and is manufactured in bars, liquids, powders, or flakes.
 
definition 2: (informal) soap opera.
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phrase: no soap
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: soaped, soaping, soaps
definition: to rub, lather, or otherwise treat with soap.
similar words:
lather
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derivations: soapless (adj.), soaplike (adj.)
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  • soapy:
    full of or covered with soap.
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  first aid, hygiene