Rusting
Rust Rust, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rusting}.] [AS. rustian.] 1. To contract rust; to be or become oxidized. [1913 Webster]

If gold ruste, what shall iron do? --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Our armors now may rust. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction. [1913 Webster]

Must I rust in Egypt? never more Appear in arms, and be the chief of Greece? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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