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noun [U]     /sʊt/
a black powder composed mainly of carbon, produced when coal, wood, etc. is burned: It can be dangerous to let too much soot accumulate inside a chimney.Products of fire sooty     /ˈsʊt.i/ US  /ˈsʊt̬-/ adjective Products of fire
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