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soil2

soil2

 
pronunciation:
soIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: soiled, soiling, soils
definition 1: to make unclean; dirty.
synonyms:
besmirch, defile, dirty, foul, stain, sully
antonyms:
clean, purify
similar words:
befoul, blacken, blot, contaminate, grime, muck, muddy, pollute, smear, smudge, splatter, spot, tarnish
definition 2: to bring into disgrace; tarnish.
synonyms:
besmirch, blacken, defile, dirty, disgrace, foul, stain, sully, tarnish
similar words:
blemish, corrupt, damage, defame, degrade, dishonor, pollute, ruin, shame, smear, taint
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become dirty, stained, or soiled.
synonyms:
dirty, stain
similar words:
foul, smudge, spot, tarnish
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of soiling or state of being soiled.
synonyms:
dirtiness, dirtying
definition 2: a dirty spot; stain.
synonyms:
smudge, stain
definition 3: manure; excrement.
synonyms:
excrement, manure, muck, waste
derivation: soiled (adj.)
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