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Origin of soil1
OTHER WORDS FROM soilsoilless, adjective
Words nearby soil
Definition for soil (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of soil2
Definition for soil (3 of 3)
verb (used with object)
Origin of soil3
Example sentences from the Web for soil
To take care of the problem for real, the firefighters on the ground might cut down the tree, and break it up, and stir up the soil to make sure everything is out, and dig lines around it.How aerial firefighters battle blazes from the skies|Rob Verger|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
The US, through a government initiative called Operation Warp Speed, has already spent more than $5 billion to get drug makers to manufacture vaccines on its soil.Every country wants a covid-19 vaccine. Who will get it first?|Katie McLean|August 13, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“This entire biosphere of cells, equivalent in size to the world’s soils, hardly has enough energy to survive,” said James Bradley, a geobiologist at Queen Mary University of London and the lead author of the new modeling study.
Instruments on the rover and lander will test Mars’ soil composition and magnetic and gravitational fields and will probe Mars’ interior.The Perseverance rover caps off a month of Mars launches|Lisa Grossman|July 30, 2020|Science News
The Water Authority said its sales earlier this year dropped 14 percent, in part because Southern California had a really nice, wet winter, meaning the reservoirs and soils aren’t as parched as they have been during past droughts.Environment Report: Why Your Water Bill Might Spike|MacKenzie Elmer|July 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.
The others are difficult to identify, since they reacted with other oxygen-bearing molecules in the soil.
Under the new requirements, simply being born on U.S. soil would no longer be enough.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ground was fertile, with alluvial, or unconsolidated, soil.
In an interview with The Daily Beast in September, Paul said he was against the idea of U.S. forces on Middle East soil.Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground|Olivia Nuzzi|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The soil in the neighbourhood is deep enough for the cultivation of corn.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
This unpretentious spot of Italian soil was to prove the cradle of the revolutioniser of Italy's national music-drama.Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
Tobacco exhausted the soil, and soil exhaustion led to an ever-widening search for new land.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins
The soil was rather stiff, and indicated a rocky formation, blocks of granite projecting from it in various directions.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
Lastly, a soil rich in organic matter generally requires phosphates, and possibly potash.Manures and the principles of manuring|Charles Morton Aikman