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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Soil \Soil\ (soil), verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

soiling

noun

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


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