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Rust

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(1):

(n.) Foul matter arising from degeneration; as, rust on salted meat.

(2):

(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.

(3):

(n.) A minute mold or fungus forming reddish or rusty spots on the leaves and stems of cereal and other grasses (Trichobasis Rubigo-vera), now usually believed to be a form or condition of the corn mildew (Puccinia graminis). As rust, it has solitary reddish spores; as corn mildew, the spores are double and blackish.

(4):

(n.) That which resembles rust in appearance or effects.

(5):

(n.) A composition used in making a rust joint. See Rust joint, below.

(6):

(n.) Corrosive or injurious accretion or influence.

(7):

(v. i.) To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.

(8):

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

(9):

(v. i.) To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.

(10):

(v. i.) To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants.

(11):

(v. t.) To impair by time and inactivity.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Rust'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/r/rust.html. 1828.

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