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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Soil \Soil\ (soil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soiled (soild); p. pr.
& vb. n. Soiling.] [OF. saoler, saouler, to satiate, F.
so[^u]ler, L. satullare, fr. satullus, dim. of satur sated.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty
unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty
slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on
the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a
dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her
sisters preened themselves" [syn: dirty, soiled,
unclean] [ant: clean]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "soiled":
bedraggled, befouled, besmirched, blackened, darkened, defiled,
dirtied, discolored, drabbled, draggled, fouled, foxed, foxy,
impure, indecent, inky, maculate, murky, smirched, smoky, smudged,
spotted, stained, stigmatic, stigmatiferous, stigmatized, sullied,
tainted, tarnished, unchaste, unclean, unvirginal, unvirtuous
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