Soil

Complex mixture of inorganic minerals (i.e., mostly clay, silt, and sand), decaying organic matter, water, air, and living organisms.

soil

  1. the state of being covered with unclean things
  2. the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  3. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

Soil

Soil is the mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids and a myriad of organisms that can support plant life. It is a natural body that exists as part of the pedosphere and it performs four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of the atmosphere; and...
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soil

The top layer of the earth's surface, which is composed of tiny rock particles mixed together with decaying organic matter.
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soil

[n] - the part of the earth`s surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Soil

• (n.) 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. • (n.) Land; country. • (n.) Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil. • (n.) To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; a...
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soil

noun the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; `American troops were stationed on Japanese soil`
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Soil

[manga] Soil is a manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Kaneko. It was adapted into a Japanese television drama series in 2010. It has been published in French by Ankama. ==Characters== ==Reception== The manga was nominated for Best Crime Comic at the 2012 Angoulême International Comics Festival and for Best Comic at the 2013 edi...
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soil

Click images to enlargeLoose covering of broken rocky material and decaying organic matter overlying the bedrock of the Earth's surface. It is composed of minerals (formed from physical weathering and chemical weathering of rocks), organic matter (called humus) derived from decomposed plants and organisms, living orga...
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Soil

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

Soil noun [ Middle English soile , French sol , from Latin solum bottom, soil; but the word has probably been influenced in form by soil a miry place. Confer Saloon , Soil a miry place, Sole of the foot.] 1. The upper stratum of the earth; the...
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Soil

Soil transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Soiled ; present participle & verbal noun Soiling .] [ Old French saoler , saouler , to satiate, French soûler , Latin satullare , from satullus , d...
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Soil

A layer of weathered, unconsolidated material on top of bed rock; often also defined as containing organic matter and being capable of supporting plant growth.
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soil

All unconsolidated materials above bedrock. Natural earthy materials on the Earth
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Soil

Combination of minerals weathered from rock, organic matter, water, and air. All living things depend on healthy soil.
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Soil

In cookery terms, soil was formerly an old term (in use before the 19th century) meaning to clean or to sieve. Thus to soil milk meant to pass the milk througha sieve to clean out hairs, dust and the like from the milk.
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SOIL

In the surfactant world - any material, solid, liquid or paste contaminant adsorbed onto a substrate.
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Soil

In the United States, about 70,000 kinds of soil are recognized in the nationwide system of classifi
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Soil

It’s very rare to have naturally wonderful garden soil. You will hear gardeners describe their soil in terms of sand, silt, or clay, or some combination of these, plus organic matter. Even within one garden soil quality can vary greatly. Loam is a combination of sand, silt, and clay.
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Soil

Layer of unconsolidated material found at the Earth's surface that has been influenced by the soil forming factors: climate, relief, parent material, time, and organisms. Soil normally consists of weathered mineral particles, dead and living organic matter, air space, and the soil solution.
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soil

soil 1. The portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus. 2. All loose, unconsolidated, weathered, or otherwise altered surface material lying on the earth above bedrock. Specifically, a natural accumulation of organic matter and inorganic rock material that is capable of supporting the growth of vegetation. 3. A par...
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Soil

Soil is a loose covering of broken rocky material and decaying organic matter.
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soil

soil, surface layer of the earth, composed of fine rock material disintegrated by geological processes; and humus, the organic remains of decomposed vegetation. In agriculture, soil is the medium that supports crop plants, both physically and biologically. Soil may be from a few inches to several fe...
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soil

soil. (1) In engineering, all unconsolidated material above bedrock. (2) In soil science, naturally occurring layers of mineral and (or) organic constituents that differ from the underlying parent material in their physical, chemical, mineralogical, and morphological character because of pedogenic processes (3) In other words, dirt.
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soil

the biologically active, porous medium that has developed in the uppermost layer of the Earth`s crust. Soil is one of the principal substrata of life ... [48 related articles]
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