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  • nountiny particles in the air
  • verbsprinkle tiny particles

synonyms for dust

  • dirt
  • earth
  • grime
  • lint
  • powder
  • sand
  • soil
  • soot
  • ashes
  • cinders
  • filth
  • fragments
  • granules
  • grit
  • ground
  • loess
  • refuse
  • smut
  • dust bunnies
  • gilings
See also synonyms for: dusted / dusting
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antonyms for dust

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  • cleanliness
  • purity
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Its dust collection system captures up to 75 percent of dust generated by your project so clean up is easy.
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Now its frozen gases regularly vaporize under solar heat, releasing clouds of dust that make the jets and streamers visible.
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Now research suggests that dust particles can become fomites, too.
DUST CAN INFECT ANIMALS WITH FLU, RAISING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNSERIN GARCIA DE JESUSAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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.”
READERS ASK ABOUT MARS DUST STORMS, FERMI BUBBLES AND MORESCIENCE NEWS STAFFAUGUST 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It formed some 680 million years ago from a large cloud of gas and dust in the Milky Way.
MILKY WAY’S TIDAL FORCES ARE SHREDDING A NEARBY STAR CLUSTERKEN CROSWELLAUGUST 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Computer modeling suggests that Chicxulub blasted enough dust and sulfur into the upper atmosphere to dim sunlight and cool Earth by more than 20 degrees Celsius, while also acidifying the oceans.
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The Martian’s Mark Watney was fine until a dust storm left him fending for himself.
WHAT WILL ASTRONAUTS NEED TO SURVIVE THE DANGEROUS JOURNEY TO MARS?MARIA TEMMINGJULY 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Future astronauts could make lunar buildings out of moon dust and pee.
ASTRONAUTS MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE CEMENT WITH THEIR OWN PEELISA GROSSMANJUNE 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The only other sneezes that we observed, it was 15 percent of them, looked like they were just sneezing because they got dust in their nose.
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For example, when you’re sucking dust up with a vacuum’s hose, it might stick to the carpet.
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