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1. Burned; scorched: "The brandished sword of God before them blazed ... with torrid heat, and vapor as the Libyan air adust" (John Milton).
3. Melancholy in appearance or temperament; gloomy.
[Middle English, from Latin adustus, past participle of adūrere, to set fire to : ad-, ad- + ūrere, to burn.]
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]
1. dried or darkened as by heat.
2. burned; scorched.
3. Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin adustus, past participle of adūrere=ad- ad- + ūrere to burn]
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|Adj.||1.||adust - 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"|
dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
|2.||adust - burned brown by the sun; "of an adust complexion"- Sir Walter Scott|