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adjective as in dirty

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In all, soil erosion will cause at least eight islands, seven of them in India, to simply vanish, displacing tens of thousands of people.

Another obstacle is the fact that much of the land on his books isn’t ready for planting yet and that soil preparation machinery is expensive and difficult to come by in Ghana.

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The new result “tells you that if you want to grow plants on Mars using soil, you’re going to have to put in a lot of work to transform that material into something that plants can grow in,” Cannon says.

This same ability also makes mushrooms exceptional environmental remediators, ingesting the toxins and heavy metals that various industrial practices have leached into the soil.

Researchers hope bacteria may perhaps one day help us break down a patch lunar regolith into soil to grow space veggies or extract minerals used in life support systems that produce air and water.

He described the pollution like as a “heavy, soiled blanket that smothers us each night.”

Feeling soiled by the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret child?

His demeanor won him the nickname “ogre of Avetrana” because of his dirty fingernails and soiled clothing.

Well John, you just soiled the sanctity of your own institution so what does that say about your deeply held convictions?

Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.

She was in a soiled dressing gown of purple flannel, with several of the buttons off.

She wore soiled Burberry, high-legged tan boots, and a peaked cap of distinctly military appearance.

It was a history of the lives and trials of great criminals, and the pages were soiled and thumbed with use.

A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to soiled, such as: sullied, stained, ruined, tainted, and unclean.

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