Synonyms of rust
1 corrosionDictionary • a decaying tractor, red with rust
reddish-brown • a pair of rust slacks
1 corrodeDictionary • The bolt on the door had rusted.
corrode • Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.
tarnish • It never rusts or tarnishes.
2 deteriorateDictionary • If you rest, you rust.
deteriorate • X-rays are used to prevent fresh food from deteriorating.
decline • Her father's health has declined significantly in recent months.
decay • The work ethic in this country has decayed over the past 30 years.
stagnate • His career had stagnated.
atrophy • His muscle atrophied, and he was left lame.
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atrophyIf a muscle or other part of the body atrophies, it decreases in size or strength, often as a result of an illness.
• His muscle atrophied, and he was left lame.
• the worst year of the potato blight
corrodeIf metal or stone corrodes, or is corroded, it is gradually destroyed by a chemical or by rust.
• Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.
Thesaurus for rust from the Collins English Thesaurus
a reddish-brown oxide coating formed on iron or steel by the action of oxygen and moisture