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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Soil  \Soil\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Soiled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Soiling}.]  [OF.  saoler,  saouler  to  satiate,  F.  so[^u]ler, 
  L.  satullare  fr  satullus  dim.  of  satur  sated.  See 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  soiling  something  [syn:  {soilure},  {dirtying}] 

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