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Origin of soil1
OTHER WORDS FROM soilsoilless, adjective
Definition for soil (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Definition for soil (3 of 3)
verb (used with object)
Origin of soil3
How to use soil in a sentence
In all, soil erosion will cause at least eight islands, seven of them in India, to simply vanish, displacing tens of thousands of people.
Another obstacle is the fact that much of the land on his books isn’t ready for planting yet and that soil preparation machinery is expensive and difficult to come by in Ghana.
The new result “tells you that if you want to grow plants on Mars using soil, you’re going to have to put in a lot of work to transform that material into something that plants can grow in,” Cannon says.Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem|Maria Temming|November 18, 2020|Science News
This same ability also makes mushrooms exceptional environmental remediators, ingesting the toxins and heavy metals that various industrial practices have leached into the soil.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
Researchers hope bacteria may perhaps one day help us break down a patch lunar regolith into soil to grow space veggies or extract minerals used in life support systems that produce air and water.These rock-eating microbes could help us settle the Moon and Mars|Paola Rosa-Aquino|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
He described the pollution like as a “heavy, soiled blanket that smothers us each night.”Italy’s Triangle Of Death: Naples Residents Blame Child Cancer Rates On Mob Disposal Of Toxic Chemicals|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Feeling soiled by the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret child?Arnold's Divorce Scandal: 7 Basic Tips for Horny Politicians|Michelle Cottle|May 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
His demeanor won him the nickname “ogre of Avetrana” because of his dirty fingernails and soiled clothing.
Well John, you just soiled the sanctity of your own institution so what does that say about your deeply held convictions?
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
She was in a soiled dressing gown of purple flannel, with several of the buttons off.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
She wore soiled Burberry, high-legged tan boots, and a peaked cap of distinctly military appearance.Dope|Sax Rohmer
It was a history of the lives and trials of great criminals, and the pages were soiled and thumbed with use.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley