Definition of Soap:
Water soluble compound made by a reaction (called saponification) between caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) or caustic potash (potassium hydroxide) with animal and/or vegetable fats (oils). Soap has surface active properties (see surfactant) to wet a greasy (oily) soiled surface and suspend the oil and dirt in the water for rinsing off. Synthetic soaps (called detergents) are made from petroleum-based products, and some heavy soaps (made from lead, zinc, or other heavy-metal compounds) are water-insoluble and are used mainly in lubricating greases. Before the invention of soap (around second or third century AD), different cultures used various vegetables containing chemical compounds (called saponins) that produce suds with water. Romans used a mixture of several types of oils and sand.
A soap opera.
Wash with soap.
A substance used with water for washing and cleaning, made of a compound of natural oils or fats with sodium hydroxide or another strong alkali, and typically having perfume and coloring added.
Synonyms of Soap
Wash, Soak, Dip, Shower, Douche, Soaping, Sponging, Toilet, Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, Abstergent, Adulation, Amole, Antimasque, Audience success, Ballet, Baptize, Bar soap, Bath, Bath soap, Bathe, Blandishment, Blarney, Bomb, Broadcast drama, Brown soap, Bunkum, Burlesque show, Butter, Butter up, Cajolement, Cajolery, Cathartic, Charade, Cleaner, Cleaning agent, Cleaning solvent, Cleanser, Cleansing cream, Cliff hanger, Closet drama, Cold cream, Comedy drama, Compliment, Cream, Critical success, Daytime serial, Dentifrice, Depurant, Detergent, Dialogue, Diuretic, Documentary drama, Douche, Drama, Dramalogue, Dramatic play, Dramatic series, Duodrama, Duologue, Emetic, Enema, Epic theater, Experimental theater, Extravaganza, Eyewash, Failure, Fair words, Fawning, Flattery, Flop, Flush, Flush out, Gargle, Gasser, Get around, Giveaway, Grease, Happening, Hit, Hit show, Holystone, Honey, Honeyed phrases, Honeyed words, Improvisational drama, Incense, Irrigate, Jolly, Kid along, Lather, Launder, Lave, Lay it on, Legitimate drama, Lotion, Masque, Melodrama, Minstrel show, Miracle, Miracle play, Monodrama, Monologue, Mop, Mop up, Morality, Morality play, Mouthwash, Music drama, Musical revue, Mystery, Mystery play, Nauseant, Oil, Opera, Overdo it, Pageant, Palaver, Panel show, Pantomime, Pastoral, Pastoral drama, Piece, Play, Play up to, Playlet, Powdered soap, Praise, Pretty lies, Problem play, Psychodrama, Pumice stone, Purgative, Purge, Purifier, Quiz show, Radio drama, Review, Revue, Rinse, Rinse out, Ritually immerse, Scour, Scrub, Scrub up, Sensational play, Serial, Shampoo, Show, Shower, Sitcom, Situation comedy, Sketch, Skit, Sluice, Sluice out, Soap opera, Sociodrama, Soft soap, Soft-soap, Soften up, Solvent, Spectacle, Sponge, Stage play, Stage show, Straight drama, String along, Stroke, Success, Suspense drama, Swab, Sweet nothings, Sweet talk, Sweet words, Sycophancy, Synthetic detergent, Syringe, Tableau, Tableau vivant, Talk show, Teleplay, Television drama, Television play, Theater of cruelty, Toivel, Tooth powder, Toothpaste, Total theater, Tub, Variety show, Vaudeville, Vaudeville show, Vehicle, Wash, Wash out, Wash up, Wheedling, Word-of-mouth success, Work
How to use Soap in a sentence?
- You must wash your face using soap and water. The suds will clean your skin and remove any dirt that exists.
- A bar of soap.
- After trying the new goat milk soap from the womans expo, which made my skin amazingly soft, I cant use anything else.
- She soaped her face.
- The puppy was delighted to go out in the rain and play in the mud, but it required plenty of soap and water to clean her up afterwards.
Meaning of Soap & Soap Definition