Definition of soap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səʊp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//soʊp//
    Beauty products
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] a substance that you use with water for washing your body soap and water a bar/piece of soap soap bubbles Avoid using perfumed soaps on sensitive skin. See related entries: Beauty products
  2. 2[countable] (informal) = soap opera soaps on TV She's a US soap star.
  3. Word OriginOld English sāpe, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch zeep and German Seife. The verb dates from the mid 16th cent.Extra examples Clean the wound with mild antibacterial soap. I cleaned it with warm water and liquid dish soap. I switched to liquid shower gel from bar soap.
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