Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of adust in English:
- His intemperate anger, as a hot passion, heats the choler in his system which ‘becommeth blacke […] dries up and burnes ’, fostering the creation of adust melancholy.
- The last two, he says, are particularly dangerous because they cause the humors to turn inward and become adust.
Late Middle English: from French aduste or Latin adustus 'burnt', from adurere, from ad 'to' (as an intensifier) + urere 'to burn'.
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