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dust

noun [U] uk   us   /dʌst/
B1 dry dirt in the form of powder that covers surfaces inside a building, or very small dry pieces of soil, sand, or other substances: The furniture was covered in dust and cobwebs. A cloud of dust rose in the air as the car roared past. coal dust
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verb uk   us   /dʌst/

dust verb (CLEAN)

[I or T] to use a cloth to remove dust from the surface of something: I was dusting the mantelpiece when I noticed a crack.

dust verb (COVER)

[T] to cover something with a light powder: Dust the top of the cake with icing sugar.
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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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