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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Roast v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roasting.]
 1. To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; as, to roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the fire and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a close oven.
 2. To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.; as, to roast a potato in ashes.
    In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned.   --BAcon.
 3. To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.
 4. Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn. Roasted in wrath and fire.”
 5. Metal. To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
 6. To banter severely. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (of meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven [syn: roast]