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Dictionary definition for: Dust

1. (n) fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"

2. (v) remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"

3. (n) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"

6. (v) cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour"

7. (v) distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

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