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Synonyms for rust

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  1. rustverb

    corrode, oxidize, oxidise

  2. rustverb

    to oxidize, especially of iron or steel.

    The patio furniture had rusted in the wind-driven spray.

    oxidize, corrode, oxidise

  3. rustverb

    to cause to oxidize.

    The wind-driven spray had thoroughly rusted the patio furniture.

    oxidise, corrode, oxidize

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rustnoun

    corrosion, crust, dross, indolence, inactivity, decay, canker, inaction

    polish, attrition, use, action, operation, activity, exercise, industry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustnoun

    a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture

    rust fungus, rusting

    neutral, achromatic

  2. rustnoun

    a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

    rust fungus, rusting

    achromatic, neutral

  3. rust, rustingnoun

    the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

    rust fungus, rusting

    neutral, achromatic

  4. rust, rust fungusadjective

    any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants

    rust fungus, rusting

    achromatic, neutral

  5. rust, rusty, rust-brownverb

    of the brown color of rust

    hoary, rusty, out of practice(p), rust-brown

    neutral, achromatic

  6. corrode, rustverb

    become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

    "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"

    corrode, eat

    neutral, achromatic

  7. corrode, eat, rustverb

    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"

    eat up, wipe out, deplete, use up, eat, feed, corrode, consume, exhaust, run through, eat on

    neutral, achromatic

  8. rustverb

    become coated with oxide

    corrode, eat

    neutral, achromatic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rustnoun

    hydrated peroxide of iron

  2. rustnoun

    mildew, blight, must, mustiness, mould, smut

  3. rustverb

    gather rust, become rusty, be oxidized

  4. rustverb

    decay, degenerate, grow dull, become sluggish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rustnoun

    corrosion, ærugo, verdigris, mildew, blight, mould, pating

  2. rustverb

    corrode, degenerate (in idleness), decline

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rust":

    oxide, rusting, oxidation, rot, anti-rust

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How to use rust in a sentence?

  1. Matt Murray:

    It's a real breakout night for him (Rust), but it doesn't surprise us.

  2. Jenny Flowers Strother:

    The GOLD in Golden years was identified by the sight impaired. It is actually Rust!!

  3. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  4. Sir Walter Scott, The Betrothed:

    Too much rest is rust.

  5. Theatrical Stage Employees union:

    Our entire alliance mourns this unspeakable loss with Halyna's family, friends, and the Rust crew, creating a culture of safety requires relentless vigilance from every one of us, day in and day out.

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