Soot 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • soot — soot; soot·er; soot·er·kin; soot·i·ly; soot·i·ness; soot·less; …   English syllables

  • Soot — Soot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sooted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sooting}.] To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soot — Soot, Soote Soot e, a. [See {Sweet}.] Sweet. [Obs.] The soote savour of the vine. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soot — O.E. sot, from P.Gmc. *sotam soot (Cf. O.N. sot, O.Du. soet, N.Fris. sutt), lit. what settles, from PIE *sodo (Cf. O.C.S. sazda, Lith. suodziai, O.Ir. suide, Bret. huzel soot ), from root *sod /*sed …   Etymology dictionary

  • soot — [soot, so͞ot] n. [ME < OE sot, akin to MDu soet < IE base * sed , to SIT: basic sense “what settles”] a black substance consisting chiefly of carbon particles formed by the incomplete combustion of burning matter vt. to cover, soil, or… …   English World dictionary

  • soot — [ sut ] noun uncount a dirty black powder that is produced when you burn something such as coal or wood ╾ soot|y adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soot — (soot) fine black particles, composed mainly of carbon, resulting from incomplete combustion of various fuels; long term skin exposure to it can be carcinogenic …   Medical dictionary

  • soot — [sut] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: sot] black powder that is produced when something is burnt >sooty adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soot — ► NOUN ▪ a black powdery or flaky substance produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Soot — For other uses, see Soot (disambiguation). Emission of soot from a large diesel truck, without particle filters Soot (   …   Wikipedia

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