ustulation

noun

us·​tu·​la·​tion
ˌəs(h)chəˈlāshən
plural -s
1
: the action of burning or searing
2
: an operation formerly used in chemistry of expelling one substance from another (as sulfur from an ore) by heat in a muffle

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin ustulation-, ustulatio, from Latin ustulatus (past participle of ustulare to burn slightly, scorch, from assumed Latin ustulus slightly burned, from Latin ustus, past participle of urere to burn) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Ustulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ustulation. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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