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Meaning of ADUST

Pronunciation:  u'dust

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (archaic) burned brown by the sun; "of an adust complexion"- Sir Walter Scott
  2. [adj]  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"
 

ADUST is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: baked, brunet, brunette, dry, parched, scorched, sunbaked
 

 

 

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

2. Looking as if or scorched; sunburnt.

         A tall, thin man, of an adust complexion. --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

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

 

 

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