- (obsolete) The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried.
- 1609, The Holie Bible, […] (Douay–Rheims Bible), Doway: Lavrence Kellam, […], OCLC 1006139495, Exodvs 21:23–25, page 222:
- But if her death doe enſue thereupon, he shal render life for life, / eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foote for foote, / aduſtion for aduſtion, wound for wound, ſtripe for ſtripe.
- 1672 Gideon Harvey, Morbus Anglicus, Or, The Anatomy of Consumptions
- it must be by aduſtion or putting it into a fame
- (surgery, obsolete) Cauterization.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Buchanan to this entry?)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adustion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
adustion f (plural adustions)
- “adustion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- heat; high temperature