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Noun
A reddish-brown oxide coating formed on iron or steel by the action of oxygen and moisture
“A decaying tractor, red with rust.”
Noun
The process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter
Noun
A blue-green patina or rust that forms on copper-containing metals
Noun
A film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal
Noun
Damage or harm done to something
Noun
A shade resembling such a reddish color
Verb
Be affected with rust
“I prefer plastic ends to metal though, as the metal ones tend to rust if they get damp.”
Verb
To change or lose color
Verb
To become inactive or unchanging
Verb
Lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
Verb
To lower in character, dignity, or quality
Verb
Blush, make rosy
Verb
To reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
Adjective
A yellowish-brown colour
“A pair of rust slacks.”
Adjective
Of a color as of dark wood or rich soil
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