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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adust  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adust 
  adj  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},  {scorched}, 
  {sunbaked}] 
  2:  (archaic)  burned  brown  by  the  sun;  "of  an  adust  complexion"- 
  Sir  Walter  Scott 




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