[ verb ] become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid
"The metal corroded" "The pipes rusted"
Used in print(Saturday Review...)
When the end did come , and the schools were disbanded and abandoned , we felt and hoped that the machinery of psychological_warfare would not be allowed to rust .(The Family Handyman, 11:5...)
A coat of paste wax or a rubdown with a_piece of wax_paper will protect the polished surface of the table ; wiping with a slightly oiled cloth will discourage rusting of the column and quill .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3101