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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