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  Definition of rust
  1. any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants
  2. the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
  3. a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems caused by a rust fungus
  4. a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
  5. become coated with oxide
  6. become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
  7. 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"
  8. of the color of rust
Similar Words: rust fungus, rusting, corrode, eat, rusty

 

Hyponyms: flax rust, flax rust fungus, Melampsora lini, blister rust, Cronartium ribicola, wheat rust, Puccinia graminis, apple rust, cedar-apple rust, Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, white-pine rust, white pine blister rust, fret, eat away

 

Grouped Verbs: oxidize, oxidise, oxidate, corrode, eat

 

Member Meronyms: Uredinales, order Uredinales

 

Derivational Morphology: corrode, eat, rusting, corrosion, corroding, erosion

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: roest  
French: rouille   German: Rost  
Italian: ruggine   Japanese:  
Latin: ferrugo   Portuguese: ferrugem  
Russian: ржавчина   Spanish: óxido  
Swedish: rost  
 
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