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rust

noun

1 rust

A red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture.

Roget 434: red, scarlet, vermilion, carmine, crimson, pink, lake, maroon, carnation, couleur de rose [Fr.], rose du Barry; magenta, damask, purple; ... show more

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

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: corrosie, metaaloxyde, roest
Polish: rdza



2 rust

A plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi.

Dutch: roest, roestbruin

3 rust

The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water.

synonym: rusting.

Polish: skorodowanie, zardzewienie

4 rust

Any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants.

synonym: rust fungus.

Polish: rdza

verb

1 rust

Become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid:
— The pipes rusted.

synonym: corrode.

Dutch: corroderen, oxideren, oxyderen, roesten, verroesten

2 rust

Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid:
— The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink.

synonyms: corrode, eat.

Dutch: aanvreten, bijten, corroderen, inbijten, invreten, uitbijten, uitvreten

3 rust

Become coated with oxide.

adjective

1 rust

Of the brown color of rust.

synonyms: rust-brown, rusty.


Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Titian, Titian-red, adust, age, algae, antiquate, auburn, autophyte, bay, bay-colored, bayard, bean, become extinct, become obsolete, biodegradability, biodegradation, blast, blight, bracken, brazen ... show more.

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