Dictionary Results for rusting

1. rusting - noun

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

Synonym(s): rust

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. rust - verb

· become coated with oxide

Hypernym(s): oxidise, oxidize, oxidate

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