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[uhs-chuh-ley-shuh n]
  1. the act of scorching or burning.
  2. Pharmacology. the roasting or drying of moist substances.
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Origin of ustulation

1650–60; < Medieval Latin ūstulātiōn- (stem of ūstulātiō) a scorching, equivalent to Latin ūstulāt(us) (see ustulate) + -iōn- -ion
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Historical Examples of ustulation

  • The greater part, however, require the process of ustulation, from which they derive many advantages.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

British Dictionary definitions for ustulation


  1. the act or process of searing or burning
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Word Origin for ustulation

C17: from Late Latin ustulāre, from Latin ūrere to burn
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