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adust   WordNet 2.0

- burned brown by the sun
"of an adust complexion"- Sir Walter Scott

 
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- 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"

 
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Adust   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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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