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


(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.


(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.


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


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


(n.) Corrosive or injurious accretion or influence.


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


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


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


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


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

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Rust'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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