dried or darkened as by heat.
burned; scorched.
Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin adustus (past participle of adūrere), equivalent to ad- ad- + us- (base of ūrere to burn) + -tus past participle suffix Unabridged
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adust (əˈdʌst)
1.  dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched
2.  gloomy or melancholy
[C14: (in the sense: gloomy): from Latin adūstus, from adūrere to set fire to, from ūrere to burn]

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The particulates are removed from the gas stream by adust separator and returned to the kiln.
The dried material presents adust problem in handling and feed mixing.
To create adust cloud, a weighed sample of dust was placed in the dispersion reservoir.
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