soil depletion definition, soil depletion meaning | English dictionary




1    the top layer of the land surface of the earth that is composed of disintegrated rock particles, humus, water, and air  
   See       zonal soil       azonal soil       intrazonal soil       horizon       4, 5  
Related adj  
2    a type of this material having specific characteristics  
loamy soil     
3    land, country, or region  
one's native soil     
4    the soil   life and work on a farm; land  
he belonged to the soil, as his forefathers had     
5    any place or thing encouraging growth or development  
     (C14: from Anglo-Norman, from Latin solium a seat, but confused with Latin solum the ground)  
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in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
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