Meaning of SOOT in English

SOOT

I. ˈsu̇t, ˈsət, ˈsüt noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sōt; 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

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