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Noun: dust  dúst
  1. Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
    "the furniture was covered with dust"
  2. The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    - debris, junk, rubble, detritus
  3. Free microscopic particles of solid material
    "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
Verb: dust  dúst
  1. Remove the dust from
    "dust the cabinets"
  2. Rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
    "The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"
  3. Cover with a light dusting of a substance
    "dust the bread with flour"
  4. Distribute loosely
    "He dusted gun powder under the wagon";
    - scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

Derived forms: dusts, dusting, dusted

Type of: blur, clean, cover, discharge, junk [informal], make clean, material, particulate, particulate matter, rubbish, scrap, smear, smudge, smutch, stuff, trash

Encyclopedia: Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder