Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the action or fact of burning, especially roasting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of burning or searing.
  • n. The operation of expelling one substance from another by heat, as sulphur or arsenic from ores, in a muffle.
  • n.
  • n. The roasting or drying of moist substances so as prepare them for pulverizing.
  • n. The burning of wine.
  • n. Lascivious passion; concupiscence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of burning or searing.
  • n. In metallurgy, the operation of expelling one substance from another by heat, as sulphur and arsenic from ores in a muffle.
  • n. In pharmacy: The roasting or drying of moist substances so as to prepare them for pulverizing.
  • n. The burning of wine.

Etymologies

Latin ustulare ‘burn, scorch, sear’, from ust- past participle stem of urere ‘burn’. (Wiktionary)

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