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 for Soiling
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.
     See Satire.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  soiling
      n 1: the act of soiling something [syn: soiling, soilure,
           dirtying]

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