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Rust meaning

rust - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide or hydroxide; hence, by extension, any metallic film of corrosion.
  2. 2. A minute mold or fungus forming reddish or rusty spots on the leaves and stems of cereal and other grasses ( Trichobasis Rubigo- vera), now usually believed to be a form or condition of the corn mildew ( Puccinia graminis). As rust, it has solitary reddish spores; as corn mildew, the spores are double and blackish.
  3. 3. That which resembles rust in appearance or effects.
  4. 4. Foul matter arising from degeneration; as, rust on salted meat.
  5. 5. Corrosive or injurious accretion or influence.
  6. 6. To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.
  7. 7. To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants.
  8. 8. To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.
  9. 9. To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.
  10. 10. To impair by time and inactivity.
  11. 11. Coating formed on metals exposed to air and moisture; anything like rust.
  12. 12. To make, or become, rusty.

rust - examples of usage

  1. The road wouldn't have business enough to keep the rust off. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. At the moment, however, speech or silence seemed immaterial, and she merely clapped her hands together, and looked at the distant woods with the rust- like bloom on their brown, and the green and blue landscape through the steam of her own breath. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Bide and rust, I 'spose. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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