verb (used with object)
Origin of soot
Related formssoot·less, adjectivesoot·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for soot
There is also soot staining the tiles, suggesting the bodies were burned or there had been a small blast.
Air pollution gets worse during drought; in California the problem is soot, and in Texas it was ozone.
Some computer models, he said, indicate that about half of the global warming in the Arctic is driven by methane and soot.The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015|Mark Hertsgaard|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Soot, methane, ozone, and HFCs are a lot less sexy than flying to Rio and making bold promises.Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Get Serious About Global Warming|David G. Victor, Charles F. Kennel, Veerabhadran Ramanathan|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And Soot says that, growing up in Bombay, “all these museums seemed inaccessible to me…I started enjoying art when I went abroad.”Google Takes Street View Inside 17 Museums for Virtual Tours|Blake Gopnik|February 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The smoke and the soot tickled the boy's nostrils until it seemed to him that he must sneeze.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout|Alfred Bishop Mason
I don't believe it was real fog, but just a mixture of soot and steam they're trying to pass off for the real thing.Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad|John Kendrick Bangs
The curtains hung in rags about a window begrimed with soot and smoke.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
Mr. Chase gave Mr. Teak a glance the pathos of which even the soot could not conceal.Ship's Company, The Entire Collection|W.W. Jacobs
It is said that Ware retained the stain of soot in his skin to the day of his death.Curiosities of Impecuniosity|H. G. Somerville