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noun as in tiny particles in the air

verb as in sprinkle tiny particles

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Its dust collection system captures up to 75 percent of dust generated by your project so clean up is easy.

Now its frozen gases regularly vaporize under solar heat, releasing clouds of dust that make the jets and streamers visible.

Now research suggests that dust particles can become fomites, too.

Electric fields associated with dust lifting could affect the performance and lifetime of hardware on Mars, Grossman says, “although I don’t think it was the critical factor for P­hoenix or Opportunity.”

It formed some 680 million years ago from a large cloud of gas and dust in the Milky Way.

Estee Lauder has not crumbled to dust because the perfect brown face of Joan Smalls represents it.

Moreover, trucks, dust, and boomtown stress are the effects of any large-scale industrial activity.

That is a lot of air pollution, noise, and yet more kicking up of dust.

“I have full faith that this will happen,” Williams says, prepping her fairy dust for a flurry of happy thoughts.

If we enter with hammer in hand, we may leave with merely dust and rubble on our faces.

In the aperture of the window, amid piles of paper, stood a rickety old table, covered with dust.

It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.

Never mind the dust; I've turned it on to make believe we're going tremendously fast.

He laid it upon the floor, and took out a plaster mask, and brushing and blowing off the saw-dust, held it up.

When the smoke and dust cleared away nothing stirred on the whole of that piece of ground.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dust, such as: dirt, earth, grime, lint, powder, and sand.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.