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JEJU’NE. adj.


JEJU’NE. adj. [jejunus, Latin.]
I. Wanting; empty; vacant.
Gold is the only substance which hath nothing in it vola-
tile, and yet melteth without much difficulty: the melting
sheweth that it is not jejune, or scarce in spirit. Bacon.
2. Hungry; not saturated.
In gross and turbid streams there might be contained nutri-
ment, and not jejune or limpid water. Brown’s Vulgar Err.
3. Dry; unaffecting.
You may look upon an inquiry made up of meer narra-
ttives, as somewhat jejune. Boyle.