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Definition 1: any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rust in the sense of this definition

(rust is a kind of ...) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

(... is a kind of rust ) fungus causing flax rust

(... is a kind of rust ) fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host

(... is a kind of rust ) rust fungus that attacks wheat

(... is a kind of rust ) rust fungus causing rust spots on apples and pears etc

(rust is a part of ...) fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores

(rust is a part of ...) spore of a rust fungus formed in an aecium

(... is a member of rust) rust fungi: parasitic fungi causing rust in plants; sometimes placed in

Definition 2: the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for rust in the sense of this definition

(rust is a kind of ...) erosion by chemical action

(rust is a kind of ...) the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

(rust is made of the substance ...) a red oxide of iron

Definition 3: a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi - [noun denoting state]

(rust is a kind of ...) a disease that affects plants

(... is a kind of rust ) any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally

Definition 4: a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture - [noun denoting substance]

(rust is a kind of ...) a red oxide of iron

(rust is made of the substance ...) a red or yellow or brown mineral; an oxide of iron that is a common constituent of rust

Definition 5: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid - [verb of change]

Samples where rust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The metal corroded
  • The pipes rusted

Synonyms for rust in the sense of this definition

(rust is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

(... is a kind of rust ) wear away or erode

(rust has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 6: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid - [verb of change]

Samples where rust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rust in the sense of this definition

(rust is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

(rust has a similar meaning as ...) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

"The metal corroded" "The pipes rusted"

Definition 7: become coated with oxide - [verb of change]

(rust is a kind of ...) enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

"This metal oxidizes easily"

(rust has a similar meaning as ...) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

Definition 8: of the brown color of rust - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for rust in the sense of this definition

(rust is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

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