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soot, black or dull brown deposit of fine powder resulting from incomplete combustion of fuel of high carbon content, e.g., coal, wood, and oil. It consists chiefly of amorphous carbon and tarry substances that cause it to adhere to surfaces. Soot obtained from coal also contains sulfur and ammonia. See carbon black.

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soot / soŏt/ • n. a black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter. • v. [tr.] cover or clog (something) with soot. PHRASES: (as) black as soot intensely black.

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soot OE. sōt = MLG. sōt (G. dial. sott), MDu. soet, zoet, ON. sót :- Gmc. *sōtam ‘that which settles’, f. IE. *sōd- *sĕd- SIT.
Hence sooty (-Y1) XIII.

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sootafoot, clubfoot, foot, hotfoot, kaput, put, soot, splay-foot, underfoot, wrong-foot, Yakut •Blackfoot • flatfoot • barefoot •pussyfoot • forefoot • crowfoot •coltsfoot • goosefoot • tenderfoot •per caput • Rajput • output •throughput • Inuktitut

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