- scorched; burned
- sallow and melancholy
Origin: Classical Latin adustus, past participle of adurere, to burn up ; from ad-, to plush urere, to burn: see ember
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- Burned; scorched.
- Archaic Browned by the sun; sunburned.
- Archaic Melancholy in appearance or temperament; gloomy.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin adustus, past participle of adūrere, to set fire to : ad-, ad- + ūrere, to burn.