Lampblack
Lampblack Lamp"black`, n. [Lamp + black.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • lampblack — ► NOUN ▪ a black pigment made from soot …   English terms dictionary

  • lampblack — [lamp′blak΄] n. fine soot produced by the incomplete combustion of oils and other forms of carbon: used as a pigment in paint, ink, etc …   English World dictionary

  • lampblack — n. fine black soot created by the burning of certain materials and used mainly as a pigment v. blacken, coat with lampblack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lampblack — noun Date: 1598 a finely powdered black soot deposited in incomplete combustion of carbonaceous materials and used chiefly as a pigment (as in paints, enamels, and printing inks) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lampblack — /lamp blak /, n. a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc. [1590 1600; LAMP + BLACK] * * * …   Universalium

  • lampblack — noun An amorphous form of carbon made from incompletely burned organic matter; used to make pigments and inks …   Wiktionary

  • lampblack — noun a black pigment made from soot …   English new terms dictionary

  • lampblack — lamp•black [[t]ˈlæmpˌblæk[/t]] n. chem. a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning carbonaceous materials • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • lampblack — /ˈlæmpblæk/ (say lampblak) noun a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • lampblack — n. a pigment made from soot …   Useful english dictionary

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