"smuts" in the noun sense
1. carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock
a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
3. smut, smut fungus
any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
4. obscenity, smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty word
an offensive or indecent word or phrase
5. pornography, porno, porn, erotica, smut
creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
"smuts" in the verb sense
"This line in the play smuts the entire act"
stain with a dirty substance, such as soot
become affected with smut
"the corn smutted and could not be eaten"
affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
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