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adust

[uh-duhst] /əˈdʌst/
adjective
1.
dried or darkened as by heat.
2.
burned; scorched.
3.
Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
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Examples from the web for adust
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for adust

adust

/əˈdʌst/
adjective (archaic)
1.
dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched
2.
gloomy or melancholy
Word Origin
C14: (in the sense: gloomy): from Latin adūstus, from adūrere to set fire to, from ūrere to burn
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