Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried.
  • n. cauterization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried.
  • n. Cauterization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried. Harvey.
  • n. In medicine, cauterization.

Etymologies

Latin adustio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Laurentius condemns his tenet, because adustion of humours makes men mad, as lime burns when water is cast on it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Vega reports of his knowledge, that he hath known melancholy caused from putrefied blood in those seed-veins and womb; [2429] Arculanus, from that menstruous blood turned into melancholy, and seed too long detained (as I have already declared) by putrefaction or adustion.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And it is not alone in her profession that this gifted adustion has amazed and benefited an incinerated public: to her the world is indebted for the many fire-escapes, life-preservers, salamander safes, improved pompier ladders, play-house exits, standpipes, and Babcock extinguishers of modern times.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

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