Definitions for lampblackˈlæmpˌblæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lamp•blackˈlæmpˌblæk(n.)

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

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of lampblack:

1590–1600

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

Wiktionary

  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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