[ uh-duhst ]
/ əˈdʌst /


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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