Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness.
  • n. Matter deposited by smoke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness; matter deposited by smoke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness; matter deposited by smoke; smoldering stuff.

Etymologies

Compare French fuliginosité. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Secondly, that the blackness of this ink does proceed from the fuliginosity or sooty part of the coal of the cork which is exceeding porous and light, and that this fuliginosity is nothing but an oil very much rarefied.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

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