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synonyms for rusted

  • decay
  • deteriorate
  • wither
  • decline
  • degenerate
  • oxidize
  • stale
  • tarnish
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  • build
  • develop
  • grow
  • improve
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Microbes use this hydrogen and rust to fuel their metabolisms and convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into organic carbon, similarly to how plants do during photosynthesis.
GLACIER-DWELLING BACTERIA THRIVE ON CHEMICAL ENERGY DERIVED FROM ROCKS AND WATERKATE BAGGALEYDECEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Previously, bacteria that use hydrogen and rust to generate energy in this way have only been found in very hot or acidic environments, like the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.
GLACIER-DWELLING BACTERIA THRIVE ON CHEMICAL ENERGY DERIVED FROM ROCKS AND WATERKATE BAGGALEYDECEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
With the rust-proof bike, you also get a Polar OH1 heart rate monitor, weights, a roller, and foam mats.
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I’m living off campus in Cambridge, in a third-story apartment with rust stains in the bathtub, furnished with sofas we found on the street.
FIRST-YEAR FALL, OFF CAMPUSKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The base spike goes easily into the ground to hold the sprinkler steady, and the strong, plastic construction is rust-proof.
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The humidity of the earth had rusted the screws, and it was not without some difficulty that the coffin was opened.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
One day, in a big forest that was strange to me, my joints suddenly became rusted, because I had forgotten to oil them.
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
Neither do rusted bearings wear so long as those properly protected.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
Then my arms rusted at the joints and I became frightened and cried for help, for now I was unable to oil myself.
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
No one heard my calls and before long my jaws rusted, and I was unable to utter another sound.
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
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WORDS RELATED TO RUSTED

  • breakable
  • corroded
  • crisp
  • crunchy
  • decayed
  • degenerated
  • deteriorated
  • deteriorating
  • disintegrated
  • eroded
  • fragile
  • frail
  • frangible
  • friable
  • oxidized
  • perishing
  • powdery
  • pulverizable
  • rotted
  • rotten
  • rusted
  • shivery
  • short
  • soft
  • worn
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