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Solum vs. Soil

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Solumnoun

Within a soil profile, a set of related soil horizons that share the same cycle of pedogenic processes.

Soilnoun

(uncountable) A mixture of sand and organic material, used to support plant growth.

Solumnoun

The upper layers of a soil profile that are affected by climate.

Soilnoun

(uncountable) The unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.

Solum

The solum (plural, sola) in soil science consists of the surface and subsoil layers that have undergone the same soil forming conditions. The base of the solum is the relatively unweathered parent material.

Soilnoun

(uncountable) The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that has been subjected to and shows effects of genetic and environmental factors of: climate (including water and temperature effects), and macro- and microorganisms, conditioned by relief, acting on parent material over a period of time. A product-soil differs from the material from which it is derived in many physical, chemical, biological, and morphological properties and characteristics.

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Soilnoun

Country or territory.

‘The refugees returned to their native soil.’; ‘Kenyan soil’;

Soilnoun

That which soils or pollutes; a stain.

Soilnoun

A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer.

Soilnoun

Dung; compost; manure.

‘night soil’;

Soilnoun

Faeces or urine etc. when found on clothes.

Soilnoun

A bag containing soiled items.

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Soilnoun

A wet or marshy place in which a boar or other such game seeks refuge when hunted.

Soilverb

(transitive) To make dirty.

Soilverb

(intransitive) To become dirty or soiled.

‘Light colours soil sooner than dark ones.’;

Soilverb

To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.

Soilverb

(reflexive) To dirty one's clothing by accidentally defecating while clothed.

Soilverb

To make invalid, to ruin.

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Soilverb

To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.

Soilverb

To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.

‘to soil a horse’;

Soilverb

To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse.

Soilverb

To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.

‘Men . . . soil their ground, not that they love the dirt, but that they expect a crop.’;

Soilverb

To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.

‘Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained.’;

Soilverb

To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.

Soilverb

To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.

Soilnoun

The upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is particularly adapted to support and nourish them.

Soilnoun

Land; country.

‘Must I thus leave thee, Paradise? thus leaveThee, native soil?’;

Soilnoun

Dung; fæces; compost; manure; as, night soil.

‘Improve land by dung and other sort of soils.’;

Soilnoun

A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer.

‘As deer, being stuck, fly through many soils,Yet still the shaft sticks fast.’; ‘O, sir, have you taken soil here? It is well a man may reach you after three hours' running.’;

Soilnoun

That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.

‘A lady's honor . . . will not bear a soil.’;

Soilnoun

the state of being covered with unclean things

Soilnoun

the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

Soilnoun

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use);

‘the land had never been plowed’; ‘good agricultural soil’;

Soilnoun

the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state;

‘American troops were stationed on Japanese soil’;

Soilverb

make soiled, filthy, or dirty;

‘don't soil your clothes when you play outside!’;

Soil

Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Earth's body of soil, called the pedosphere, has four important functions: as a medium for plant growth as a means of water storage, supply and purification as a modifier of Earth's atmosphere as a habitat for organismsAll of these functions, in their turn, modify the soil and its properties.

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