Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rusting

1 sense of rusting

Sense 1
rust, rusting -- (the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water)
       => corrosion, corroding, erosion -- (erosion by chemical action)
       => oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation -- (the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rust

3 senses of rust

Sense 1
corrode, rust -- (become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted")
       => decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")

Sense 2
corrode, eat, rust -- (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")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Sense 3
rust -- (become coated with oxide)
       => oxidise, oxidize, oxidate -- (enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide; "This metal oxidizes easily")

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