WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•dust  (ə dust),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. dried or darkened as by heat.
  2. burned;
    scorched.
  3. [Archaic.]gloomy in appearance or mood.
  • Latin adustus (past participle of adūrere), equivalent. to ad- ad- + us- (base of ūrere to burn) + -tus past participle suffix
  • late Middle English 1400–50

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