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Related / Similar Words: rust fungus, rusting, corrode, eat, rusty

 

Definition:
  • any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants;
  • the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water;
  • a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems caused by a rust fungus;
  • a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture;
  • become coated with oxide;
  • become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted";
  • 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";
  • of the color of rust;

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    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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