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Adusted

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Adu'sted. adj. [See Adust.]

  1. Burnt; scorched; dried with fire.

                        Sulphurous and nitrous foam
    They found, they mingled, and with subtle art,
    Concocted and adusted , they reduc'd
    To blackest grain, and into store convey'd.
    Paradise Lost.

  2. Hot, as the complexion.

    In regard they are but the fruits of adusted choler, and the evaporations of a vindicative spirit, Helia needs not much care for them; besides, she must give losers leave to speak. Howell.

Sources: Howell, James (14) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adusted." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15456.


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