[luhs-tee] /ˈlʌs ti/
adjective, lustier, lustiest.
full of or characterized by healthy vigor.
hearty, as a meal.
adjective lustier, lustiest
having or characterized by robust health
strong or invigorating: a lusty brew
early 13c., lustliche, “willingly, eagerly, readily;” see lusty + -ly (2). Meaning “with pleasure, voluptuously” is c.1300; meaning “vigorously, energetically” is c.1400.
early 13c., “joyful, merry,” from lust + -y (2). It largely has escaped the Christianization and denigration of its root word. The sense of “full of healthy vigor” is from late 14c.; that of “full of desire” is attested from c.1400. Related: Lustily; lustiness.
[luhst] /lʌst/ noun 1. intense sexual desire or appetite. 2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness. 3. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually followed by for): a lust for power. 4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: an enviable lust for life. 5. Obsolete. verb (used without object) 6. to have intense sexual […]
[luhs-truh m] /ˈlʌs trəm/ noun, plural lustrums, lustra [luhs-truh] /ˈlʌs trə/ (Show IPA) 1. Also, luster; especially British, lustre. a period of five years. 2. Roman History. a lustration or ceremonial purification of the people, performed every five years, after the taking of the census. /ˈlʌstrəm/ noun (pl) -trums, -tra (-trə) 1. a period of […]
[luhs-truh l] /ˈlʌs trəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or employed in the lustrum, or rite of purification. 2. occurring every five years; quinquennial. /ˈlʌstrəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a ceremony of purification 2. taking place at intervals of five years; quinquennial adj. “pertaining to purification,” 1530s, from Latin lustralis, from lustrum (see […]
[luhs-treyt] /ˈlʌs treɪt/ verb (used with object), lustrated, lustrating. 1. to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method. /ˈlʌstreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies