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soot

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noun \ˈsu̇t, ˈsət, ˈsüt\

Simple Definition of soot

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

Full Definition of soot

  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

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


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soot

transitive verb

Definition of soot

  1. :  to coat or cover with soot



1602

First Known Use of soot

1602



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