Definition of suint in English:


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Pronunciation: /swɪnt


[mass noun]
  • A natural greasy substance in sheep’s wool.
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    • To eliminate the suint, the wool is put into a concentrated soda bath, and it comes out of it entirely clean.
    • This utilization of wool grease and suint is mainly practised in France, Belgium, and Germany, and in these countries this is done chiefly to prevent the pollution of the streams.
    • It is further seen that the amounts of wool-fat and suint are considerably less in the slipe wools; this is only to be expected, for in the washing of the skins these matters are removed.


late 18th century: from French, from suer 'sweat'.

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