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English adjective: rust

1. rust of the brown color of rust


Synonymsrust-brown, rusty


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: rust

1. rust (substance) a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture


Broader (hypernym)ferric oxide


Substance holonymgoethite, gothite

2. rust (state) a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi


Broader (hypernym)plant disease


Narrower (hyponym)blister rust, white pine blister rust, white-pine rust

3. rust (process) the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water


Synonymsrusting


Broader (hypernym)corroding, corrosion, erosion, oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization


Substance holonymferric oxide

4. rust (plant) any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants


Synonymsrust fungus


Broader (hypernym)fungus


Narrower (hyponym)apple rust, blister rust, cedar-apple rust, Cronartium ribicola, flax rust, flax rust fungus, Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, Melampsora lini, Puccinia graminis, wheat rust


Part holonymaeciospore, aecium


Member meronymorder Uredinales, Uredinales


English verb: rust

1. rust (change) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid


SamplesThe metal corroded.
The pipes rusted.


ExamplesThese cars won't rust


Synonymscorrode


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate


Narrower (hyponym)eat away, fret


Verb groupcorrode, eat, rust

2. rust (change) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid


SamplesThe acid corroded the metal.
The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink.


Synonymscorrode, eat


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)damage


Verb groupcorrode, rust

3. rust (change) become coated with oxide


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)oxidate, oxidise, oxidize


Verb groupoxidate, oxidise, oxidize









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