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mildew

noun

1 mildew

The process of becoming mildewed.

synonyms: mold, mould.

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Polish: spleśnienie, zakwitnięcie



2 mildew

A fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter.

Dutch: schimmel
Polish: grzyb pleśniowy, pleśń

verb

1 mildew

Become moldy; spoil due to humidity.

synonym: mold.

Dutch: beschimmelen


Moby thesaurus: biodegradability, biodegradation, blast, blight, break up, breakup, cancer, canker, corrosion, corrupt, corruption, crumble, crumble into dust, decay, decompose, decomposition, degradability, degradation, dilapidation, disintegrate ... show more.

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