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Noun: rusting  rús-ting
  1. The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    - rust
Verb: rust  rúst
  1. Become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    "The pipes rusted";
    - corrode
     
  2. Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink";
    - corrode, eat
     
  3. Become coated with oxide

Derived forms: rustings

Type of: corroding, corrosion, crumble, damage, decay, dilapidate, erosion, oxidate, oxidation, oxidisation [Brit], oxidise [Brit], oxidization, oxidize

Encyclopedia: Rusting

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