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Ash vs. Soot

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Ashnoun

The solid remains of a fire.

‘The audience was more captivated by the growing ash at the end of his cigarette than by his words.’; ‘Ash from a fireplace can restore minerals to your garden's soil.’; ‘Ashes from the fire floated over the street.’; ‘Ash from the fire floated over the street.’;

Sootnoun

Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.

Ashnoun

(chemistry) The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.

Sootverb

(transitive) To cover or dress with soot.

‘to soot land’;

Ashnoun

Fine particles from a volcano, volcanic ash.

Sootnoun

A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke.

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Ashnoun

(in the plural) Human (or animal) remains after cremation.

‘The urn containing his ashes was eventually removed to a closet.’;

Sootverb

To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land.

Ashnoun

(figuratively) What remains after a catastrophe.

Sootadjective

Sweet.

Ashnoun

A gray colour, like that of ash.

Sootnoun

a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

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Ashnoun

A shade tree of the genus Fraxinus.

‘The ash trees are dying off due to emerald ash borer.’; ‘The woods planted in ash will see a different mix of species.’;

Sootverb

coat with soot

Ashnoun

(uncountable) The wood of this tree.

Sootnoun

a deep black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.

Ashnoun

The traditional name for the ae ligature (æ), as used in Old English.

Sootverb

cover or clog (something) with soot

‘you have previously sooted the underside of their plate by holding it over a candle’;

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Ashverb

(chemistry) To reduce to a residue of ash. See ashing.

Soot

Soot ( suut) is a mass of impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. It is more properly restricted to the product of the gas-phase combustion process but is commonly extended to include the residual pyrolysed fuel particles such as coal, cenospheres, charred wood, and petroleum coke that may become airborne during pyrolysis and that are more properly identified as cokes or char.

Ashverb

To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.

Ashverb

To cover newly-sown fields of crops with ashes.

Ashnoun

A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (Fraxinus Americana).

Ashnoun

The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.

Ashnoun

sing. of Ashes.

Ashverb

To strew or sprinkle with ashes.

Ashnoun

the residue that remains when something is burned

Ashnoun

any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus

Ashnoun

strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats

Ashverb

convert into ashes

Ashnoun

the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance

‘I turned over the ashes’; ‘cigarette ash’;

Ashnoun

the remains of a human body after cremation or burning

‘his ashes were scattered on the waters of the Ganges River’;

Ashnoun

the mineral component of an organic substance, as assessed from the residue left after burning

‘coal contains higher levels of ash than premium fuels’;

Ashnoun

a tree with compound leaves, winged fruits, and hard pale timber, widely distributed throughout north temperate regions.

Ashnoun

the hard pale wood of the ash tree.

Ashnoun

used in names of trees unrelated to the ash but with similar leaves, e.g. mountain ash.

Ashnoun

an Old English runic letter, ᚫ, a vowel intermediate between a and e. It is represented in the Roman alphabet by the symbol æ or Æ.

Ash

Ash or ashes are the solid remnants of fires. Specifically, ash refers to all non-aqueous, non-gaseous residues that remain after something burns.

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