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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subsoil, undersoilnoun

    the layer of soil between the topsoil and bedrock


  1. subsoilnoun

    The layer of earth that is below the topsoil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subsoilnoun

    the bed, or stratum, of earth which lies immediately beneath the surface soil

  2. Subsoilverb

    to turn up the subsoil of


  1. Subsoil

    Subsoil is the layer of soil under the topsoil on the surface of the ground. Like topsoil it is composed of a variable mixture of small particles such as sand, silt and/or clay, but it lacks the organic matter and humus content of topsoil. Below the subsoil is the substratum, which can be residual bedrock, sediments, or aeolian deposits. As it is lacking in dark humus, subsoil is usually paler in colour than the overlying topsoil. It may contain the deeper roots of some plants, such as trees, but a majority of plant roots lie within the surface topsoil.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subsoil

    sub′soil, n. the under soil: the bed or stratum of earth which lies immediately beneath the surface soil.—v.t. to turn up the subsoil of.—n. Sub′soiler.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsoil in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsoil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    • A. accompany
    • B. conceal
    • C. condemn
    • D. demolish

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