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dust

noun [U]  us   /dʌst/
dry dirt in the form of powder that covers surfaces inside a building, or very small dry pieces of earth, sand, or other substances: The furniture was covered with dust.
dusty
adjective  us   /ˈdʌs·ti/
Piles of dusty books lay on the floor.

dust

verb [I/T]  us   /dʌst/
to remove dry dirt in the form of powder from a surface: [I/T] I was dusting (her desk) when I noticed the piece of paper.
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Translations of “dust”
in Arabic غُبار…
in Korean 먼지…
in Malaysian debu, serbuk…
in French poussière…
in Turkish toz…
in Italian polvere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灰塵, 塵土, 沙土…
in Russian пыль…
in Polish kurz…
in Vietnamese bụi…
in Spanish polvo…
in Portuguese poeira, pó…
in Thai ฝุ่น, ละออง…
in German der Staub…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese ほこり…
in Indonesian debu, bubuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灰尘, 尘土, 沙土…
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