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    dust - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dust

    Definition
    (noun) fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
    Example Sentence
    • the furniture was covered with dust
    Definition
    (noun) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    Synonyms : debris , detritus , junk , rubble
    Definition
    (noun) free microscopic particles of solid material
    Example Sentence
    • astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust
    Definition
    (verb) remove the dust from
    Example Sentence
    • dust the cabinets
    Definition
    (verb) rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
    Example Sentence
    • The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image
    Definition
    (verb) cover with a light dusting of a substance
    Example Sentence
    • dust the bread with flour
    Definition
    (verb) distribute loosely
    Synonyms : disperse , dot , scatter , sprinkle
    Example Sentence
    • He scattered gun powder under the wagon
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