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Same as tostato, usually referring to bread or bread crumbs (pangrattato abbrustolito). Some other meanings:

Riso abbrustolito is fried (or baked) rice, what you do with your leftover risotto. Brodo abbrustolito is a simple broth made from a roux. With vegetables it usually means roasted, as with that antipasto favourite peperoni abbrustoliti.

brut brusat: cornflour toasted in butter, then boiled (Friuli)

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