Lustering to Lychnoscope

(Lus"ter*ing), n.

1. The act or process of imparting a luster, as to pottery.

2. The brightening of a metal in the crucible when it becomes pure, as in certain refining processes.

(Lus"ter*less, Lus"tre*less), a. Destitute of luster; dim; dull.

(Lust"ful) a.

1. Full of lust; excited by lust. Spenser. Tillotson.

2. Exciting lust; characterized by lust or sensuality. " Lustful orgies." Milton.

3. Strong; lusty. [Obs.] " Lustful health." Sackville.

Syn. — sensual; fleshly; carnal; inordinate; licentious; lewd; unchaste; impure; libidinous; lecherous.

Lust"ful*ly, adv.Lust"ful*ness, n.

(Lus"tic) a. Lusty; vigorous. [Obs.]

(Lus"ti*head) n. [Lusty + -head.] See Lustihood. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Lus"ti*hood) n. [Lusty + -hood.] State of being lusty; vigor of body. " Full of lustihood." Tennyson.

(Lus"ti*ly), adv. In a lusty or vigorous manner.

(Lus"ti*ness), n. State of being lusty; vigor; strength.

(Lust"less) a. [CF. Listless.]

1. Lacking vigor; weak; spiritless. [Obs.] Spenser.

2. Free from sexual lust.

(Lus"tral) a. [L. lustralis, fr. lustrum: cf. F. lustral. See Lustrum.]

1. Of or pertaining to, or used for, purification; as, lustral days; lustral water.

2. Of or pertaining to a lustrum.

(Lus"trate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lustrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lustrating ] [L. lustratus, p. p. of lustrare to lustrate, fr. lustrum. See Lustrum.] To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify.

We must purge, and cleanse, and lustrate the whole city.

(Lus*tra"tion) n. [L. lustratio: cf. F. lustration.]

1. The act of lustrating or purifying.

And holy water for lustration bring.

2. (Antiq.) A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people, defiled by crimes, pestilence, or other cause of uncleanness, were purified.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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