Definition of Rust

1. Noun. A red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture.

Terms within: Goethite, Gothite
Generic synonyms: Ferric Oxide
Derivative terms: Rusty, Rusty

2. Verb. Become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid. "These cars won't rust "; "The pipes rusted"
Exact synonyms: Corrode
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Related verbs: Corrode, Eat
Specialized synonyms: Eat Away, Fret
Derivative terms: Corroding, Corrosion, Corrosion, Corrosive

3. Adjective. Of the brown color of rust.
Exact synonyms: Rust-brown, Rusty
Similar to: Chromatic

4. Noun. A plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi.
Generic synonyms: Plant Disease
Specialized synonyms: Blister Rust, White Pine Blister Rust, White-pine Rust

5. Verb. Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid. "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
Exact synonyms: Corrode, Eat
Generic synonyms: Damage
Related verbs: Corrode
Derivative terms: Corroding, Corrosion, Corrosive

6. Noun. The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water.
Exact synonyms: Rusting
Generic synonyms: Corroding, Corrosion, Erosion, Oxidation, Oxidisation, Oxidization
Terms within: Ferric Oxide

7. Verb. Become coated with oxide.
Related verbs: Oxidate, Oxidise, Oxidize
Generic synonyms: Oxidate, Oxidise, Oxidize

8. Noun. Any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants.

Definition of Rust

1. n. 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. v. i. To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.

3. v. t. To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.

Definition of Rust

1. Noun. The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation. ¹

2. Noun. A reddish-brown color. ¹

3. Noun. A disease of plants caused by a reddish-brown fungus. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to oxidize, especially of iron or steel. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to cause to oxidize. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rust

1. to form rust (a reddish coating that forms on iron) [v -ED, -ING, -S] : RUSTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Rust

1. A type of club fungus that is a parasite on plants. The most common rust is Pucciniagraminis (black stem rust in wheat). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rust

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rust (current term)
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