Meaning of SOOT in English


I. ˈsu̇]t also ÷ˈsə] or ˈsü]; usu ]d.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English sot, soot, from Old English sōt; akin to Middle Low German & Old Norse sōt soot, Middle Dutch soet, Old Irish sūide, Lithuanian suodžioi (plural) soot, Old English sittan to sit — more at sit

1. : 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 and is the result of incomplete combustion — compare fly ash

2. : sooty black

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to coat, cover, or spread with soot : smudge or soil with soot

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