Synonyms for rust


1. rust, ferric oxide
usage: a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
2. rust, plant disease
usage: a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi
3. rust, rusting, corrosion, corroding, erosion, oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation
usage: the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
4. rust, rust fungus, fungus
usage: any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants


1. corrode, rust, decay, crumble, dilapidate
usage: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
2. corrode, eat, rust, damage
usage: 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"
3. rust, oxidise, oxidize, oxidate
usage: become coated with oxide


1. rust, rusty, rust-brown, chromatic (vs. achromatic)
usage: of the brown color of rust
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