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Fine soot collected from incompletely burned carbonaceous materials, used as a pigment and in matches, explosives, lubricants, and fertilizers. Also called blacking.
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(Elements & Compounds) a finely divided form of almost pure carbon produced by the incomplete combustion of organic compounds, such as natural gas, used in making carbon electrodes and dynamo brushes and as a pigment
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a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning carbonaceous materials.
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|Noun||1.||lampblack - a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink|
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