noun \ˈst, ˈsət, ˈsüt\

: a black powder that is formed when something (such as wood or coal) is burned

Full Definition of SOOT

:  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

Origin of SOOT

Middle English, from Old English sōt; akin to Old Irish suide soot, Old English sittan to sit
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SOOT


transitive verb

Definition of SOOT

:  to coat or cover with soot

First Known Use of SOOT



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