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Soal vs. Soap

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Soalnoun

A dirty pond.

Soapnoun

(uncountable) a substance able to mix with both oil and water, used for cleaning, often in the form of a solid bar or in liquid form, derived from fats or made synthetically

‘I tried washing my hands with soap, but the stain wouldn't go away.’;

Soalnoun

The sole of a shoe.

Soapnoun

(chemistry) a metallic salt derived from a fatty acid

Soalnoun

See Sole, the fish.

Soapnoun

a flattery or excessively complacent conversation

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Soalnoun

A dirty pond.

Soapnoun

(slang) money, specially when used for bribing purposes

Soapnoun

A soap opera.

Soapverb

(transitive) To apply soap to in washing.

‘Be sure to soap yourself well before rinsing.’;

Soapverb

To cover, lather or in any other form treat with soap, often as a prank.

‘Those kids soaped my windows!’;

Soapverb

To be discreet about (a topic).

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Soapverb

To flatter; to wheedle.

Soapnoun

A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alkaline earths, usually by boiling, and consists of salts of sodium, potassium, etc., with the fatty acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, etc.). See the Note below, and cf. Saponification. By extension, any compound of similar composition or properties, whether used as a cleaning agent or not.

‘The purifying action of soap depends upon the fact that it is decomposed by a large quantity of water into free alkali and an insoluble acid salt. The first of these takes away the fatty dirt on washing, and the latter forms the soap lather which envelops the greasy matter and thus tends to remove it.’; ‘This soap bubble of the metaphysicians.’;

Soapverb

To rub or wash over with soap.

Soapverb

To flatter; to wheedle.

Soapnoun

a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats

Soapnoun

money offered as a bribe

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Soapnoun

street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Soapverb

rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

Soap

Soap is a salt of a fatty acid used in a variety of cleansing and lubricating products. In a domestic setting, soaps are surfactants usually used for washing, bathing, and other types of housekeeping.

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