Adust A*dust", a. [L. adustus, p. p. of adurere: cf. F. aduste.] 1. Inflamed or scorched; fiery. ``The Libyan air adust.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Looking as if or scorched; sunburnt. [1913 Webster]

A tall, thin man, of an adust complexion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Having much heat in the constitution and little serum in the blood. [Obs.] Hence: Atrabilious; sallow; gloomy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • adust — /euh dust /, adj. 1. dried or darkened as by heat. 2. burned; scorched. 3. Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood. [1400 50; late ME < L adustus (ptp. of adurere), equiv. to ad AD + us (base of urere to burn) + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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