adusto

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adustus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

adusto m (feminine adusta, masculine plural adusti, feminine plural aduste)

  1. (of land) scorched; parched
    • 1823, Francesco M. Franceschinis, L’Atenaide, volume 2, tipografia della Minerva, page 6:
      Rombo d’aria improvviso la percuote, / E vapor rosso copre i campi adusti;
      A roar in the air strikes suddenly, / And red vapour covers the scorched fields;
  2. wizened (lean and wrinkled by age or illness)
    • 2009, Lev Tolstoy, Loretta Loi (translator), Guerra e pace, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, page 324:
      «È il diavolo che li ha portati!» pensava, mentre Tichon l’aiutava a infilare la camicia da notte sul suo corpo adusto di vecchio, coperto sul petto di peli grigi.
      “It is the devil who took them!” he though, while Tichon helped him put on a nightgown on his old, wizened body, covered by grey hair on the chest.

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

adustō

  1. dative masculine singular of adustus
  2. dative neuter singular of adustus
  3. ablative masculine singular of adustus
  4. ablative neuter singular of adustus