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Latin adustiō.


adustion (countable and uncountable, plural adustions)

  1. (obsolete) The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried.
    "But if her death do ensue thereupon, he shall render life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, adustion for adustion, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." (Exodus 21:23-25, Original 1610 Douay Rheims English Catholic Bible)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Harvey to this entry?)
  2. (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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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)

  1. (medicine) cauterization

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adustion f (oblique plural adustions, nominative singular adustion, nominative plural adustions)

  1. heat; high temperature