Word of the Day
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
Quote of the DayMan has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching.
- Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist.