- a. archaic, (sun) burnt or scorched; dried up by heat; gloomy, sad.
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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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adust — adust* <aus gleichbed. lat. adustus, eigtl. Part. Perf. von adurere, vgl. ↑adurieren> (veraltet) entzündet … Das große Fremdwörterbuch
adust — [ə dust′] adj. [L adustus, pp. of adurere, to burn up < ad , to + urere, to burn: see EMBER1] Archaic 1. scorched; burned 2. parched 3. sunburned 4. sallow and melancholy … English World dictionary
adust — adjective 1. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight a vast desert all adust land lying baked in the heat parched soil the earth was scorched and bare sunbaked salt flats • Syn: ↑baked, ↑parched … Useful english dictionary
adust — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adustus, past participle of adurere to set fire to, from ad + urere to burn more at ember Date: 15th century 1. scorched, burned 2. archaic of a sunburned appearance 3 … New Collegiate Dictionary
adust — adj. [L. ad, near; urere, to burn] Burnt; scorched; dried up … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
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
adust — adjective a) Burnt or having a scorched color. b) Filled with glum … Wiktionary
adust — a|dust Mot Agut Adjectiu variable … Diccionari Català-Català
adust — adj. burned, scorched; gloomy, melancholy … English contemporary dictionary
adust — (L). Burned, tanned … Dictionary of word roots and combining forms