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Lewis : exuro

exuro, exūro, ussi, ustum, 3, v. a., to burn out, burn up, consume (class.; syn.: incendo, accendo, inflammo, cremo). Lit.: illic oculos exuram lampadibus ardentibus, Plaut. Men. 5, 2, 86; 88: fores, id. Pers. 4, 4, 20: domi suae vivus exustus est, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 27, § 70: vicos complures, id. de Imp. Pomp. 2, 5: classem Argivum, Verg. A. 1, 39.

Transf., to dry up: loca exusta solis ardoribus, Sall. J. 19, 6: paludem, Verg. G. 3, 432: lacus, Phaedr. 1, 6, 7: agrum, Verg. G. 1, 107: res exustae torrentibus auris, Lucr. 5, 410: caseum (sol), Col. 7, 8, 5: segetem, Plin. 17, 9, 7, § 56: aliquem (sitis), Lucr. 3, 917; Curt. 4, 16, 7: Pyrrhus Italiam bellis saevissimis exurens, laying waste, devastating, Amm. 21, 1.

Trop. To set on fire, kindle, inflame: (Venus) volt exurere divos, Tib. 4, 2, 5; cf. Sen. Agam. 665 sq.

To consume, destroy: aliis scelus exuritur igni, Verg. A. 6, 742: exustus flos veteris ubertatis, dried up, Cic. Brut. 4, 16.