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Meaning of MILDEW

Pronunciation:  'mildyoo

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

MILDEW is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mold, mold
 
 See Also: change, downy mildew, dry-rot, false mildew, fungus, powdery mildew, smut, spoilage, spoiling

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Mil"dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mildewed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Mildewing}.]
    To taint with mildew.
    
          He . . . mildews the white wheat.        --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Mil"dew\, v. i.
    To become tainted with mildew.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing mildew in your dream, symbolizes neglected feelings and emotions that you are unwilling to confront. It is time to bring those feelings to the surface and work through them.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "to be yellow," yellowness), the result of cutting east winds blighting and thus rendering the grain unproductive (Deut. 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28).

 
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 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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