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soot



Pronunciation: (soot, sOOt), [key]
n.
a black, carbonaceous substance produced during incomplete combustion of coal, wood, oil, etc., rising in fine particles and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke: also conveyed in the atmosphere to other locations.

v.t.
to mark, cover, or treat with soot.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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