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English Dictionary: rusting by the DICT Development Group
2 results for rusting
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    Synonym(s): rust, rusting
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rust \Rust\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rusting}.] [AS. rustian.]
      1. To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.
                     If gold ruste, what shall iron do?      --Chaucer.
                     Our armors now may rust.                     --Dryden.
      2. To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust;
            also, to acquire a rusty appearance. as plants.
      3. Fig.: To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or
            impaired by inaction.
                     Must I rust in Egypt? never more Appear in arms, and
                     be the chief of Greece?                     --Dryden.
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