Meaning of SOOT in English

SOOT

— 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.

v.t.

2. to mark, cover, or treat with soot.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE sot; c. ON sot ]

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