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[ uhs-chuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌʌs tʃəˈleɪ ʃən /


the act of scorching or burning.
Pharmacology. the roasting or drying of moist substances.

Nearby words

ustashi, ustc, ustinov, usts, ustulate, ustulation, ustyurt, usu., usual, usually, usucapion

Origin of ustulation

1650–60; < Medieval Latin ūstulātiōn- (stem of ūstulātiō) a scorching, equivalent to Latin ūstulāt(us) (see ustulate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


/ (ˌʌstjʊˈleɪʃən) /


the act or process of searing or burning

Word Origin for ustulation

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