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moil (v.)

c. 1400, "to wet, moisten," from Old French moillier "to wet, moisten" (12c., Modern French mouiller), from Vulgar Latin *molliare, from Latin mollis "soft," from PIE root *mel- (1) "soft." Sense of "drudge, labor, toil" (1540s) probably is via the notion of "to labor in dirt or mire." Related: Moiled; moiling.

moil (n.)

"toil, labor, drudgery," 1610s, from moil (v.).

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Definitions of moil from WordNet

moil (v.)
work hard;
Synonyms: labor / labour / toil / fag / travail / grind / drudge / dig
moil (v.)
be agitated;
Synonyms: churn / boil / roil
moil (v.)
moisten or soil;
Her tears moiled the letter
From wordnet.princeton.edu