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Meaning of LAMPBLACK

Pronunciation:  'lamp`blak

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

LAMPBLACK is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: carbon black, smut, soot
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 proportion of various
impurities. It is used as an ingredient of printers' ink, and
various black pigments and cements.