adust

[uh-duhst]

adjective

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
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brown, burned, adust, sunburnt, suntanned

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British Dictionary definitions for adust

adust

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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