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Soot definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SOOT, n. A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, rising in fine particles and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke. Soot consists of oil, carbon and other substances. The soot of burnt pine forms lampblack.
SOOT, v.t. To cover or foul with soot.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink [syn: carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock] v
1: coat with soot

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English s?t; akin to Old Irish suide soot, Old English sittan to sit Date: before 12th century a black substance formed by combustion or separated from fuel during combustion, rising in fine particles, and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; especially the fine powder consisting chiefly of carbon that colors smoke II. transitive verb Date: 1602 to coat or cover with soot

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a black carbonaceous substance rising in fine flakes in the smoke of wood, coal, oil, etc., and deposited on the sides of a chimney etc. --v.tr. cover with soot. Etymology: OE sot f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Soot Soot (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. sot, AS. s?t; akin to Icel. s?t, Sw. sot, Dan. sod, OD. soet, Lith. s?dis; cf. Gael. suith, Ir. suth.] A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Soot Soot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sooted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sooting.] To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land. --Mortimer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Soot Soot, Soote Soot"e, a. [See Sweet.] Sweet. [Obs.] ``The soote savour of the vine.'' --Chaucer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Soot is black powder which rises in the smoke from a fire and collects on the inside of chimneys. ... a wall blackened by soot.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Crock, black dust.

Moby Thesaurus

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