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  • nounearth, dirt
  • nounland where one lives
  • verbmake dirty

synonyms for soil

  • clay
  • dust
  • ground
  • land
  • grime
  • loam
  • soot
  • dry land
  • terra firma
See also synonyms for: soiled
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    To take care of the problem for real, the firefighters on the ground might cut down the tree, and break it up, and stir up the soil to make sure everything is out, and dig lines around it.
    HOW AERIAL FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZES FROM THE SKIESROB VERGERAUGUST 27, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    The US, through a government initiative called Operation Warp Speed, has already spent more than $5 billion to get drug makers to manufacture vaccines on its soil.
    EVERY COUNTRY WANTS A COVID-19 VACCINE. WHO WILL GET IT FIRST?KATIE MCLEANAUGUST 13, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    “This entire biosphere of cells, equivalent in size to the world’s soils, hardly has enough energy to survive,” said James Bradley, a geobiologist at Queen Mary University of London and the lead author of the new modeling study.
    ‘ZOMBIE’ MICROBES REDEFINE LIFE’S ENERGY LIMITSJORDANA CEPELEWICZAUGUST 12, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
    Instruments on the rover and lander will test Mars’ soil composition and magnetic and gravitational fields and will probe Mars’ interior.
    THE PERSEVERANCE ROVER CAPS OFF A MONTH OF MARS LAUNCHESLISA GROSSMANJULY 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    The Water Authority said its sales earlier this year dropped 14 percent, in part because Southern California had a really nice, wet winter, meaning the reservoirs and soils aren’t as parched as they have been during past droughts.
    ENVIRONMENT REPORT: WHY YOUR WATER BILL MIGHT SPIKEMACKENZIE ELMERJULY 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    An exciting component of the rover will be a specialized drill that will collect rock and soil samples to be cached on the surface of Mars.
    METEORITES FROM MARS CONTAIN CLUES ABOUT THE RED PLANET’S GEOLOGYARYA UDRYJUNE 17, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
    Researchers have suggested using lunar soil to make concrete or cement.
    ASTRONAUTS MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE CEMENT WITH THEIR OWN PEELISA GROSSMANJUNE 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    At this depth, the soil temperature is near that of the yearly average air temperature for that location.
    BUILDINGS CONSUME LOTS OF ENERGY—HERE’S HOW TO DESIGN WHOLE COMMUNITIES THAT GIVE BACK AS MUCH AS THEY TAKECHARLES F. KUTSCHERMAY 28, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
    This soil scientist works at Washington State University in Pullman.
    GREENER THAN BURIAL? TURNING HUMAN BODIES INTO WORM FOODLAURA SANDERSAPRIL 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    I was quantifying the amount of DNA from microbes in soil samples.
    DESERT TRAILS AND MICROBIAL LIFE EXCITE THIS SOIL SCIENTISTCAROLYN WILKEMARCH 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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    WORDS RELATED TO SOIL

    • anoint
    • besmear
    • daub
    • smirch
    • smudge
    • soil
    • spread
    • stain
    • sully
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