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dust

 
 
pronunciation:
duhst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: tiny, dry pieces of soil, dirt, or other material.
The dust collected in the corners of the room.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dusts, dusting, dusted
definition 1: to clean or wipe dust from.
She dusts and vacuums the house every Saturday.
definition 2: to cover with dust or powder.
We dusted the cake with sugar.The gymnast dusted her hands with chalk.
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  • dust bag:
    a bag that you attach to a vacuum cleaner to hold dust.
  • dust cloth:
    a cloth for wiping dust.
  • dustpan:
    a pan that you sweep dust into.
  • dusty:
    covered in dust.
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