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adust

[ uh-duhst ]
/ əˈdʌst /
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adjective

dried or darkened as by heat.
burned; scorched.
Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.

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Origin of adust

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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British Dictionary definitions for adust

adust
/ (əˈdʌst) /

adjective archaic

dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched
gloomy or melancholy

Word Origin for adust

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