Meaning of SOOT in English
— sootless , adj. — sootlike , adj.
/soot, sooht/ , n.
1. a black, carbonaceous substance produced during incomplete combustion of coal, wood, oil, etc., rising in fine particles and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke: also conveyed in the atmosphere to other locations.
2. to mark, cover, or treat with soot.
[ bef. 900; ME; OE sot; c. ON sot ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012