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dust

 
Noun dust has 3 senses
  1. dust - fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"
    --1 is a kind of
    particulate, particulate matter
    --1 has particulars: chalk dust; fallout, radioactive dust
    Derived form: verb dust1
  2. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    --2 is a kind of rubbish, trash, scrap
    --2 has particulars: slack
    Derived form: verb dust2
  3. dust - free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
    --3 is a kind of
    material, stuff
    --3 has particulars: interplanetary dust
    Derived forms: verb dust4, verb dust3
Verb dust has 4 senses
  1. dust - remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"
    --1 is one way to
    clean, make clean
    Derived forms: noun dust1, noun duster3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s
  2. dust - rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape; "The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"
    --2 is one way to
    smear, blur, smudge, smutch
    Derived form: noun dust2
    Sample sentence:
    They dust sugar over the cake
  3. dust - cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour"
    --3 is one way to
    cover
    Derived form: noun dust3
    Sample sentence:
    They dust the cake with sugar
  4. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
    --4 is one way to discharge
    Derived form: noun dust3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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