Definition of Rusting

1. Noun. The formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water.

Exact synonyms: Rust
Generic synonyms: Corroding, Corrosion, Erosion, Oxidation, Oxidisation, Oxidization
Terms within: Ferric Oxide
Derivative terms: Rust, Rust, Rust



Definition of Rusting

1. Verb. (present participle of rust) ¹

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Definition of Rusting

1. rust [v] - See also: rust

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rusting

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rusting (current term)
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Literary usage of Rusting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey (1919)
"Oxide dissolved in steel should also accelerate rusting. Speaking of specimens of steel polished for metallographic examination, some of which contain oxide ..."

2. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"The rusting, or corrosion, of iron and steel is a familiar chemical phenomenon.1 If immersed in pure distilled water, clean iron will not rust, ..."

3. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"C, in common with many, appears to conclude that the chemicals are the only cause of the rusting of the steel bars bringing about the discolouring of the ..."

4. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"According to the most sustained views, rusting is commonly due to the joint presence of ... Oxygen * The chemistry of rusting is not properly understood, ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1903)
"The influence of certain other reactions on the process of rusting has been studied, and may be summarised as follows :— When highly purified iron, ..."

6. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1916)
"PROTECTION OP STEEL FROM rusting Concrete, if mixed wet, protects steel reinforcement from rusting. The wet concrete flows around the steel and forms a thin ..."

7. The Corrosion and Preservation of Iron and Steel by Allerton Seward Cushman, Henry Alfred Gardner (1910)
"rusting of Iron Primarily due to Attack by Hydrogen Ions. — This point established, it becomes apparent that the rusting of iron is primarily due, ..."

8. Principles and Practice of Plumbing by John Joseph Cosgrove (1922)
"CHAPTER XXVI PREVENTION OF rusting IN WATER PIPES AND TANKS The treatment of water to prevent it rusting pipes is not, strictly speaking, a purification ..."

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