from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Burned; scorched.
- adj. Archaic Browned by the sun; sunburned.
- adj. Archaic Melancholy in appearance or temperament; gloomy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inflamed or scorched; fiery.
- adj. Looking as if or scorched; sunburnt.
- adj. Having much heat in the constitution and little serum in the blood. [Obs.] Hence: Atrabilious; sallow; gloomy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Burned; scorched; become dry by heat; hot and fiery.
- Looking as if burned or scorched.
- In pathology, having much heat: said of the blood and other fluids of the body; hence, ardent; sanguine; impetuous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. burned brown by the sun
- adj. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
Middle English, from Latin adustus, past participle of adūrere, to set fire to : ad-, ad- + ūrere, to burn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French aduste, and its source, Latin adūstus ("burnt, scorched"), past participle of adūrere. (Wiktionary)