adust

[ uh-duhst ]
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adjective
  1. dried or darkened as by heat.

  2. burned; scorched.

  1. Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.

Origin of adust

1
1400–50; late Middle English <Latin adustus (past participle of adūrere), equivalent to ad-ad- + us- (base of ūrere to burn) + -tus past participle suffix

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adust

/ (əˈdʌst) /


adjectivearchaic
  1. dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched

  2. gloomy or melancholy

Origin of adust

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C14: (in the sense: gloomy): from Latin adūstus, from adūrere to set fire to, from ūrere to burn

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