soil

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soil
1. The natural, unconsolidated, mineral and organic material occurring above bedrock on the surface of the Earth; it is a medium for the growth of plants.

2. In engineering geology, any loose, soft, and deformable material, e.g. unconsolidated sands and clays.

soil

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soil The natural, unconsolidated, mineral and organic material occurring on the surface of the Earth; it is a medium for the growth of plants.