Definition for RUST

RUST, v.i. [Sax. rustian; W. rhyan.]

  1. To contract rust; to be oxydized and contract a roughness on the surface. Our armors now may rust. Dryden.
  2. To degenerate in idleness; to become dull by inaction. Must I rust in Egypt? Dryden.
  3. To gather dust or extraneous matter.

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