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noun [U] uk   /sʊt/ us  
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
adjective uk   /ˈsʊt.i/ us    /ˈsʊt̬-/
Products of fire
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