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soot

noun

1 soot

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

synonyms: carbon black, crock, lampblack, smut.

Roget 384: increase of temperature; heating etc. v.; calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction; melting, fusion; liquefaction etc. 335; burning etc. ... show more

Roget 431: blackness, etc. adj.; darkness, etc. (want of light).. 421; swartliness, lividity, dark color, tone, color; chiaroscuro etc. ... show more

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Dutch: roet
Polish: sadza

verb

1 soot

Coat with soot.


Moby thesaurus: air pollution, alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, attritus, bedarken, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmirch, besmoke, black, blacken, blackening, blacking, blackwash, blot, blotch, bran ... show more.

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