Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with or as if with soot.
  • adj. Of or producing soot.
  • adj. Blackish or dusky in color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, or producing soot
  • adj. soiled with soot
  • adj. of the color of soot
  • v. To blacken or make dirty with soot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot.
  • adj. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous; dusky; dark.
  • transitive v. To black or foul with soot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered or marked with soot; black with soot.
  • Producing soot.
  • Produced by soot; consisting of soot.
  • Resembling soot; dark; dusky.
  • In zoology and botany, fuliginous; of a dusky or dark fuscous color: specifically noting many animals.
  • To black or foul with soot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with or as if with soot
  • adj. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

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