Dictionary Results for rusts


1. rust - noun

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

Hypernym(s): ferric_oxide




2. rust - noun

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

Hypernym(s): plant_disease




3. rust - noun

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

Synonym(s): rusting

Hypernym(s): corrosion, corroding, erosion, oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation




4. rust - noun

· any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants

Synonym(s): rust_fungus

Hypernym(s): fungus




5. rust - verb

· become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"

Synonym(s): corrode

Hypernym(s): decay, crumble, dilapidate




6. rust - verb

· cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

Synonym(s): corrode, eat

Hypernym(s): damage




7. rust - verb

· become coated with oxide

Hypernym(s): oxidise, oxidize, oxidate





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