What is another word for soot?

Pronunciation: [sˈʊt] (IPA)

Soot is a dark, powdery substance that is created when materials like wood and coal are burned. Synonyms for soot include ash, black carbon, smoke, and particulate matter. Ash refers to the residue left over after a material has been burned and can also include pieces of unburned material. Black carbon refers specifically to the carbon particles that are released when fuel is burned, such as in car exhaust. Smoke is the visible result of incomplete combustion, often seen coming from chimneys or fires. Particulate matter includes all small, solid particles that are released into the air from burning, including soot and other byproducts.

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What are the opposite words for soot?

Soot, the dark and powdery substance that is produced when organic matter is burnt, has a variety of antonyms. Cleanliness is probably the antonym that comes to mind first, as one of the main effects of soot is the staining of surfaces. Soot can also be described as dirty or filthy, so antonyms like sterile, hygienic or immaculate are appropriate. Other antonyms that may be used to describe the absence of soot include clear, unclouded, sparkling, bright, and pristine. These words all suggest a state of being completely free from the grime and pollution associated with soot.

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Usage examples for Soot

Dirty wood houses and soot coming down all the time on the bed.
William McFee
"You'll have to put soot on your hair, kid," teased Roger, "and brown your speaking countenance."
"Ethel Morton at Chautauqua"
Mabell S. C. Smith
Do hurry up about it, for I want to get the soot off my face, and the cinders out of my eyes.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower

Famous quotes with Soot

  • Had I been in Toronto, I would certainly have been killed in this attack. In the room where I normally sleep, the flames and the smoke and the soot is such that the gases would have killed me.
    Ernst Zundel
  • At least some Americans are still having children. Unfortunately, many of those children spend their formative years being taught how to surrender. The emasculation of American boys is one step short of suicide. [...] Schoolyards used to be filled with kids at recess playing games like "kill the guy with the ball." Nobody died. Boys played with G.I. Joes and girls played with dolls. Kids played freeze tag without a single incident of sexual harassment. [...] Not too many years ago, cartoons were filled with violence. Bugs Bunny tied a gun barrel in a knot and Elmer Fudd's gun went kaboom, covering his own head in black soot. Wile E. Coyote chased the Road Runner and fell off a cliff to his destruction. We as children watched Superman cartoons, but we knew not to try and jump off the roof. Teenage boys watched Rocky and Rambo and Conan films. Then they went home without trying to kill anybody. [...] We did not need liberals to tell us the difference between pretend and real life. Common sense and our parents handled that. Now schools across the country are canceling gym class. Dodgeball apparently promotes aggression [...]. Even rock-paper-scissors is too violent. Rocks and scissors could be used by children to harm each other. Paper requires murdering trees. It's no wonder that Islamists produce strapping young men while America produces sensitive crybabies [...]. Muslim children are taught hate in madrassas. They are taught how to kill infidels and the blasphemers. American boys are suspended from school for arranging their school lunch vegetables in the shape of a gun. [...] During World War II, young boys volunteered to go overseas to save the world. [...] Now American kids on college campuses retreat to their safe spaces to escape from potential microagressions. Islamists cut off heads and limbs and our young boys shriek at the drop of a microaggression. And we haven't seen the worst of it.
    Michael Savage
  • The sky drips its spectral And Gods, like men, to soot revert. Gone is the mild, the serene air. The golden years are come too late. Pursue not wisdom or virtue here, But what blind motion, what dim last Regret of men who slew their past Raised up this bribe against their fate.
    Donald Davidson (poet)
  • «It is the poetry of Rimbaud removed from the soot of the history of literature» (Paolo Mantioni about )
    Caterina Davinio
  • Every toiling Manchester, its smoke and soot all burnt, ought it not, among so many world-wide conquests, to have a hundred acres or so of free greenfield, with trees on it, conquered, for its little children to disport in; for its all-conquering workers to take a breath of twilight air in? You would say so! A willing Legislature could say so with effect. A willing Legislature could say very many things! And to whatsoever 'vested interest,' or such like, stood up, gainsaying merely, "I shall lose profits,"—the willing Legislature would answer, "Yes, but my sons and daughters will gain health, and life, and a soul."—
    Thomas Carlyle

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