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-ūro , ussi, ustum, 3,
I.v. a., to burn up, consume (freq. in the historians; elsewh. rare; not in Cic.).
I. Prop.: pluteos turrium, *Caes. B. G. 7, 25: “vicum,Liv. 10, 4; cf.: “agros vicosque (with depopulari),id. 39, 2: “partem Circi,Tac. A. 6, 45: “montem Caelium,id. ib. 4, 64: “frumenta,id. 40, 41 et saep.—
II. Transf., of cold, to destroy (cf.: aduro, amburo, and Gr. καίειν): “hiems arbores deusserat,Liv. 40, 45; cf. Curt. 8, 9, 12. And of destruction by a serpent's breath, Sen. Clem. 1, 25, 4.
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