Us`tu*la"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. ustulation.]

1.

The act of burning or searing.

[R.]

Sir W. Petty.

2. Old Chem.

The operation of expelling one substance from another by heat, as sulphur or arsenic from ores, in a muffle.

3. Pharm. (a)

The roasting or drying of moist substances so as prepare them for pulverizing.

(b)

The burning of wine.

4.

Lascivious passion; concupiscence.

[Obs.]

It is not certain that they took the better part when they chose ustulation before marriage, expressly against the apostle. Jer. Taylor.

 

© Webster 1913.

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