the act of soiling something
Syn: ↑soiling, ↑dirtying
Derivationally related forms: ↑dirty (for: ↑dirtying), ↑soil, ↑soil (for: ↑soiling)
Hypernyms: ↑change of state
Hyponyms: ↑staining, ↑spotting, ↑maculation, ↑contamination, ↑pollution

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