Adust meaning

ədust
Scorched; burned.
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Parched.
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Sunburned.
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Sallow and melancholy.
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(medicine, historical) Describing a bodily humour which is abnormally dark or over-concentrated, associated with various states of discomfort or illness (specifically being too hot or dry). (Chiefly as postmodifier.) [from 15th c.]
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(now rare) Burnt or having a scorched color. [from 15th c.]
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Origin of adust

  • From Middle French aduste, and its source, Latin adūstus (“burnt, scorched”), past participle of adūrere.

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