Crusts vs Rusts - What's the difference?

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As a noun crusts

is .

As a verb rusts is

(rust).

crusts

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    rust

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    (wikipedia rust)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation.
  • The rust on my bicycle chain made cycling to work very dangerous.
  • A similar substance based on another metal (usually with qualification, such as "copper rust").
  • aerugo. Green or blue-green copper rust ; verdigris. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1973)
  • A reddish-brown color.
  • A disease of plants caused by a reddish-brown fungus.
  • (-)

    Derived terms

    * cedar-apple rust * coffee rust * Rust Belt * rust bucket * rust fungus * rust mite * rustproof * rusty * stem rust * wheat rust * white pine blister rust * white rust

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to oxidize, especially of iron or steel.
  • The patio furniture had rusted in the wind-driven spray.
  • to cause to oxidize.
  • The wind-driven spray had thoroughly rusted the patio furniture.
  • To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust.
  • (figuratively) To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.
  • * Dryden
  • Must I rust in Egypt? never more / Appear in arms, and be the chief of Greece?

    Synonyms

    * oxidise / oxidize * corrode

    See also

    * aeciospore * ferric oxide * ferruginous * rouille * rubiginous *

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