soot

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Old English sōt, from Proto-Germanic *sōtą (soot), a derivation of *sitjaną (whence also English sit). Cognate with Old Norse sót, Old Dutch soet and Middle Low German sōt. Compare similar ō-grade formation from the Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit) in Old Irish suide (soot) and Balto-Slavic: Lithuanian súodžiai (soot), and Proto-Slavic *sadja (soot) (Russian са́жа (sáža), Polish and Slovak sadza, Bulgarian са́жда (sážda)).

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soot (uncountable)

  1. Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.

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soot (third-person singular simple present soots, present participle sooting, simple past and past participle sooted)

  1. (transitive) To cover or dress with soot.
    to soot land
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