Smutting
Smut Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster]

2. To taint with mildew, as grain. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To blacken; to sully or taint; to tarnish. [1913 Webster]

4. To clear of smut; as, to smut grain for the mill. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • smutting — smÊŒt n. sooty particle; black spot, smudge; obscenity; pornography; plant disease characterized by the development of black powdery spots on the affected part; fungus which causes smut v. dirty, stain; become dirty; be affected by a plant… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • smutting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • smutting machine — /ˈsmʌtɪŋ məʃin/ (say smuting muhsheen) noun a machine for cleaning grain …   Australian English dictionary

  • Smut — Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to sully …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smutted — Smut Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smut — I. verb (smutted; smutting) Etymology: probably alteration of earlier smot to stain, from Middle English smotten; akin to Middle High German smutzen to stain Date: 1587 transitive verb 1. to stain or taint with smut 2. to affect (a crop or plant) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smut — /smut/, n., v., smutted, smutting. n. 1. a particle of soot; sooty matter. 2. a black or dirty mark; smudge. 3. indecent language or publications; obscenity. 4. Plant Pathol. a. a disease of plants, esp. cereal grasses, characterized by the… …   Universalium

  • smut — noun 1》 a small flake of soot or dirt. 2》 a fungal disease of cereals in which parts of the ear change to black powder. 3》 indecent or obscene talk, writing, or pictures. verb (smuts, smutting, smutted) 1》 mark with smuts. 2》 infect with smut.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • smut — /smʌt / (say smut) noun 1. a particle of soot; sooty matter. 2. a black or dirty mark; a smudge. 3. indecent talk or writing; obscenity. 4. a fungous disease of plants, especially cereals, in which the affected parts are converted into a black… …   Australian English dictionary

  • smutterman — /ˈsmʌtəmən/ (say smutuhmuhn) noun (plural smuttermen) a man who operates a smutting machine …   Australian English dictionary

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