(A*dust"i*ble) a. That may be burnt. [Obs.]
(A*dus"tion) n. [L. adustio, fr. adurere, adustum: cf. F. adustion.]
1. The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried. [Obs.] Harvey.
2. (Surg.) Cauterization. Buchanan.
(||Ad va*lo"rem) [L., according to the value.] (Com.) A term used to denote a duty or charge
laid upon goods, at a certain rate per cent upon their value, as stated in their invoice, in opposition to
a specific sum upon a given quantity or number; as, an ad valorem duty of twenty per cent.
(Ad*vance") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Advancing ] [OE. avancen,
avauncen, F. avancer, fr. a supposed LL. abantiare; ab + ante (F. avant) before. The spelling with
d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be fr. L. ad. See Avaunt.]
1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
2. To raise; to elevate. [Archaic]
They . . . advanced their eyelids.
3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.
Esther iii. 1.
4. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance
the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.
6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
7. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as,
a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
9. To extol; to laud. [Obs.]
Greatly advancing his gay chivalry.
Syn. To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.
(Ad*vance"), v. i.
1. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
2. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in
3. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
Advanced to a level with ancient peers.