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mildew

mil·dew

mildew

 
pronunciation:
mIl du
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several fungi that grow on plants and, under moist conditions, on other organic materials such as paper.
definition 2: the various coatings and discolorations associated with these fungi.
similar words:
mold
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: mildewed, mildewing, mildews
definition: to affect with or be affected by mildew.
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derivation: mildewy (adj.)
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