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adust

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adjective \ə-ˈdəst\

Definition of adust

  1. 1 :  scorched, burned

  2. 2 archaic :  of a sunburned appearance

  3. 3 archaic :  of a gloomy appearance or disposition



Origin of adust

Middle English, from Latin adustus, past participle of adurere to set fire to, from ad- + urere to burn — more at ember


First Known Use: 15th century


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