ustulate

[ adjective uhs-chuh-lit, -leyt; verb, uhs-chuh-leyt ]
/ adjective ˈʌs tʃə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; verb, ˈʌs tʃəˌleɪt /

adjective

colored or blackened as if scorched.

verb (used with object), us·tu·lat·ed, us·tu·lat·ing.

Obsolete. to burn; sear; scorch.

Origin of ustulate

1615–25; < Latin ūstulātus past participle of ūstulāre to scorch, burn, derivative of ūrere to burn; see -ate1
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