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Mildew

Mildew Meaning & Definition
Mildew Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Mildew?

[n] a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
[n] the process of becoming mildewed
[v] become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Mildew: mold | mold

Related Terms | Find terms related to Mildew: biodegradability | biodegradation | blast | blight | break up | breakup | cancer | canker | corrosion | corrupt | corruption | crumble | crumble into dust | decay | decompose | decomposition | degradability | degradation | dilapidation | disintegrate | disintegration | disorganization | dissolution | dry rot | fall into decay | fall to pieces | fester | fetidity | fetidness | foulness | frowst | frowstiness | frowziness | fungus | funkiness | fustiness | gangrene | go bad | go to pieces | malodorousness | mold | molder | moldiness | mortify | moth | moth and rust | must | mustiness | necrose | noisomeness | odorousness | offensiveness | oxidation | oxidization | pest | putrefy | putresce | putridness | rancidity | rancidness | rankle | rankness | reastiness | repulsiveness | resolution | rot | rottenness | rust | smelliness | smut | sphacelate | spoil | spoilage | stinkingness | stuffiness | suppurate | worm

See Also | change | downy mildew | dry-rot | false mildew | fungus | powdery mildew | smut | spoilage | spoiling

Mildew In Webster's Dictionary

\Mil"dew\, n. [AS. melede['a]w; akin to OHG. militou, G. mehlthau, mehltau; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth. milip honey. See {Mellifluous}, and {Dew}.] (Bot.) A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.
\Mil"dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mildewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mildewing}.] To taint with mildew. He . . . mildews the white wheat. --Shak.
\Mil"dew\, v. i. To become tainted with mildew.

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