soil


soil
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noun
1 earth
ADJECTIVE
deep
shallow, thin
fertile, good, rich
infertile, poor
light
heavy
loose
compacted
dry
damp, moist, waterlogged, wet

Keep the soil moist and fertilize weekly.

well-drained
acid, acidic
alkaline
contaminated
top (usually topsoil)
potting (AmE)

She bought a bag of potting soil.

chalky, clay, clayey, loam, loamy, peaty

Rich loamy soils produce the largest leeks.

rocky, sandy, stony
alluvial, desert, forest, garden, volcanic
VERB + SOIL
cultivate, enrich, improve
dig, dig in, dig up, till, turn, work

fields of newly turned soil

The clay soils of the region are difficult to work.

fertilize
drain
loosen
SOIL + NOUN
conservation
degradation, erosion
conditions, fertility, quality

declining soil fertility

moisture
temperature
type
surface
sample

Soil samples taken from the site revealed massive amounts of radiation.

science, scientist
PREPOSITION
in (the) soil

The flowers do well in sandy soil.

2 part of a country
ADJECTIVE
native
foreign
American, British, etc.
VERB + SOIL
set foot on

the place where she first set foot on Canadian soil

PREPOSITION
on … soil

protests over the siting of nuclear weapons on British soil

PHRASES
on home soil (sports, esp. BrE)

England's first defeat on home soil against Australia

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verb
Soil is used with these nouns as the object: ↑diaper

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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