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    rust - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rust

    Definition
    (noun) a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture Definition
    (noun) a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi Definition
    (noun) the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    Synonyms : rusting
    Definition
    (noun) any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants
    Synonyms : rust fungus
    Definition
    (verb) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    Synonyms : corrode
    Example Sentence
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted
    Definition
    (verb) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    Synonyms : corrode , eat
    Example Sentence
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
    Definition
    (verb) become coated with oxide Definition
    (adj) of the brown color of rust
    Synonyms : rust-brown , rusty
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