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ex-ūro , ussi, ustum, 3, v. a., burn out, burn up, consume (class.; syn.: incendo, accendo, inflammo, cremo).
II. Trop.
A. To set on fire, kindle, inflame: “(Venus) volt exurere divos,Tib. 4, 2, 5; cf. Sen. Agam. 665 sq.
B. To consume, destroy: “aliis scelus exuritur igni,Verg. A. 6, 742: “exustus flos veteris ubertatis,dried up, Cic. Brut. 4, 16.
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