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rust·y / ˈrəstē/ • adj. (rust·i·er, rust·i·est) 1. (of a metal object) affected by rust: a rusty hinge. ∎  rust-colored: green grass turning a rusty brown.2. (of knowledge or a skill) impaired by lack of recent practice: my typing is a little rusty. ∎  stiff with age or disuse: it was my first race for three months and I felt a bit rusty. ∎  (of a voice) croaking: her voice sounded rusty.DERIVATIVES: rust·i·ly / ˈrəstəlē/ adv.rust·i·ness n.

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