lampblack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lamp +‎ black

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Noun[edit]

lampblack (countable and uncountable, plural lampblacks)

  1. An amorphous form of carbon made from incompletely burned organic matter; used to make pigments and inks.

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Verb[edit]

lampblack (third-person singular simple present lampblacks, present participle lampblacking, simple past and past participle lampblacked)

  1. (transitive) To blacken using this form of carbon.