Definitions for sootsʊt, sut

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. soot(verb)

    coat with soot


  1. soot(Noun)

    Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.

  2. Origin: sot, from sōtan, a derivation of sitjanan (whence also English sit). Cognate with Old Norse sót, Old Dutch soet and Middle Low German sot. Compare similar ō-grade formation from the sed- in Old Irish suide and Balto-Slavic: Lithuanian suodžiai, and (Russian , Polish and Slovak sadza, Bulgarian ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soot(noun)

    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(verb)

    to cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land

  3. Soot(adj)

    alt. of Soote

  4. Origin: [OE. sot, AS. st; akin to Icel. st, Sw. sot, Dan. sod, OD. soet, Lith. sdis; cf. Gael. suith, Ir. suth.]


  1. Soot

    Soot is impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. It is more properly restricted to the product of the gas-phase combustion process but is commonly extended to include the residual pyrolyzed fuel particles such as coal, cenospheres, charred wood, petroleum coke, and so on, that may become airborne during pyrolysis and that are more properly identified as cokes or chars. Soot is theorized to be the second largest cause of global warming.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Soot

    A dark powdery deposit of unburned fuel residues, composed mainly of amorphous CARBON and some HYDROCARBONS, that accumulates in chimneys, automobile mufflers and other surfaces exposed to smoke. It is the product of incomplete combustion of carbon-rich organic fuels in low oxygen conditions. It is sometimes called lampblack or carbon black and is used in INK, in rubber tires, and to prepare CARBON NANOTUBES.

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