ETYM Old Eng. soilen, Old Fren. soillier, French souiller, (assumed) Late Lat. suculare, from Latin sucula a little pig, dim. of sus a swine. Related to Sow.
1. To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty.
2. To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish.