rusting

Definitions of rusting
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n the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

Synonyms:
rust
Type of:
corroding, corrosion, erosion
erosion by chemical action
oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization
the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

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