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Definition of Soap


  1. A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alkaline earths, usually by boiling, and consists of salts of sodium, potassium, etc., with the fatty acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, etc.). See the Note below, and cf. Saponification. By extension, any compound of similar composition or properties, whether used as a cleaning agent or not.
  2. To rub or wash over with soap.
  3. To flatter; to wheedle.
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Soap Translations

soap in Dutch is zeep
soap in Finnish is saippua
soap in French is savon
soap in German is Seife, Seife, abseifen
soap in Italian is sapone