Sinonimi: rust fungus
ETYM as. rust; akin to Dutch roest, German and Swed. rost, Icel. ryth; -- named from its color, and akin to Eng. red. Related to Red.
The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water; SYN. rusting.
Reddish brown oxide of iron formed by the action of moisture and oxygen on the metal. It consists mainly of hydrated iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3.H2O and iron(III) hydroxide (Fe(OH)3).
Paints that penetrate beneath any moisture, and plastic compounds that combine with existing rust to form a protective coating, are used to avoid rusting.
A red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture.
(Chemie) Infolge Einwirkung von feuchter Luft auf Eisen entstehende lockere, braunrote Schicht; besteht aus wasserhaltigen Eisenoxiden.
1. To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.
2. (Figurative) To impair by time and inactivity.