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soot


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soot  \Soot\,  Soote  \Soot"e\,  a.  [See  {Sweet}.] 
  Sweet.  [Obs.]  ``The  soote  savour  of  the  vine.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soot 
  n  :  a  black  colloidal  substance  consisting  wholly  or  principally 
  of  amorphous  carbon  and  used  to  make  pigments  and  ink 
  [syn:  {carbon  black},  {lampblack},  {smut}] 
  v  :  coat  with  soot 




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