Associations to the word «Rust»


RUST, noun. The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation.
RUST, noun. A similar substance based on another metal (usually with qualification, such as "copper rust").
RUST, noun. A reddish-brown color.
RUST, noun. A disease of plants caused by a reddish-brown fungus.
RUST, verb. (intransitive) to oxidize, especially of iron or steel.
RUST, verb. (transitive) to cause to oxidize.
RUST, verb. (intransitive) To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust.
RUST, verb. (figuratively) To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.
RUST BELT, proper noun. (informal) A region straddling the Northeastern and East North Central United States that has undergone economic decline and population loss due to the shrinking of its once powerful industrial sector.
RUST BELT, noun. An industrial region in decline.
RUST BUCKET, noun. Alternative form of rustbucket
RUST FUNGI, noun. Plural of rust fungus
RUST FUNGUS, noun. Any of many fungi, of the order Uredinales that cause the rust disease in plants
RUST JOINT, noun. A joint made between surfaces of iron by filling the space between them with a wet mixture of cast-iron borings, sal ammoniac, and sulfur, which by oxidation becomes hard and impervious to steam, water, etc.
RUST MITE, noun. A mite of the family Eriophyidae found on Cirsium arvense, the Canada thistle, Aceria anthocoptes.
RUST MITE, noun. According to Webster's 1913 edition, a mite which, by puncturing the rind, causes the rust-coloured patches on oranges, Phytoptus oleivorus. Currently this mite seems to be known by some other common and taxonomic name. According to other sources the genus is Phytoptus.
RUST OFF, verb. (intransitive) to come apart, from the process of rusting.

Dictionary definition

RUST, noun. A red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture.
RUST, noun. A plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi.
RUST, noun. The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water.
RUST, noun. Any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants.
RUST, verb. Become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted".
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".
RUST, verb. Become coated with oxide.
RUST, adjective. Of the brown color of rust.

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