- lampblack ► NOUN ▪ a black pigment made from soot.
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Lampblack — Lamp black , n. [Lamp + black.] The fine impalpable soot obtained from the smoke of carbonaceous substances which have been only partly burnt, as in the flame of a smoking lamp. It consists of finely divided carbon, with sometimes a very small… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lampblack — [lamp′blak΄] n. fine soot produced by the incomplete combustion of oils and other forms of carbon: used as a pigment in paint, ink, etc … English World dictionary
lampblack — n. fine black soot created by the burning of certain materials and used mainly as a pigment v. blacken, coat with lampblack … English contemporary dictionary
lampblack — noun Date: 1598 a finely powdered black soot deposited in incomplete combustion of carbonaceous materials and used chiefly as a pigment (as in paints, enamels, and printing inks) … New Collegiate Dictionary
lampblack — /lamp blak /, n. a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc. [1590 1600; LAMP + BLACK] * * * … Universalium
lampblack — noun An amorphous form of carbon made from incompletely burned organic matter; used to make pigments and inks … Wiktionary
lampblack — noun a black pigment made from soot … English new terms dictionary
lampblack — lamp•black [[t]ˈlæmpˌblæk[/t]] n. chem. a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning carbonaceous materials • Etymology: 1590–1600 … From formal English to slang
lampblack — /ˈlæmpblæk/ (say lampblak) noun a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc … Australian English dictionary
lampblack — n. a pigment made from soot … Useful english dictionary