Definitions for lampblackˈlæmpˌblæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning carbonaceous materials.

    Category: Chemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock(noun)

    a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink


  1. lampblack(Noun)

    An amorphous form of carbon made from incompletely burned organic matter; used to make pigments and inks.

  2. Origin: lamp + black

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lampblack(noun)

    the fine impalpable soot obtained from the smoke of carbonaceous substances which have been only partly burnt, as in the flame of a smoking lamp. It consists of finely divided carbon, with sometimes a very small proportion of various impurities. It is used as an ingredient of printers' ink, and various black pigments and cements


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