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soot

 
 
pronunciation:
sUt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a fine black powder produced during burning, which collects on the insides of chimneys or is carried into the air in smoke.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: soots, sooting, sooted
definition: to smudge, coat, or cover with soot.