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Meaning of SOOT

Pronunciation:  sût

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
  2. [v]  coat with soot

SOOT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: carbon black, lampblack, smut
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon, coat, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Soot\ (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. sot, AS. s?t; akin to Icel.
    s?t, Sw. sot, Dan. sod, OD. soet, Lith. s?dis; cf. Gael.
    suith, Ir. suth.]
    A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from
    fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine
    particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe
    conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting
    chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the
    result of imperfect combustion. See {Smoke}.
  2. \Soot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sooted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot;
    as, to soot land. --Mortimer.
  3. \Soot\, Soote \Soot"e\, a. [See {Sweet}.]
    Sweet. [Obs.] ``The soote savour of the vine.'' --Chaucer.