mildew mildew  /ˈmɪl ˌdu/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of becoming mildewed
  2. (n) a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
  3. (v) become moldy; spoil due to humidity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In 48 hours the mildew disappeared.
  2. A recent Washington Post expos revealed that some wounded soldiers were placed in outpatient facilities plagued by mice, mildew and mismanagement.
  3. Soon he found 1) a new formula for protecting fabrics from mildew, fungus, etc.

News

  1. Flood damage now fixed, Bayh Center ready for dedication

    Elwood took a second whack today at rededicating its Birch Bayh Community Center. After $50,000 and months of work to fix its collapsing floor and add drainage to prevent mold and mildew, the center was originally slated to be rededicated in April.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Herald Bulletin

  2. NORTH COAST GARDENING: Dealing with summer problems

    Summer has arrived along with two notorious problems that plague many gardens. Powdery mildew and tent caterpillars often make themselves known in June, just when the yard starts looking its best.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

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Quotes

  1. "There's the wonderful Rosa rugosa - the flowers look like crepe paper, don't get mildew or blackspot, make waist-high informal hedges and have hips following the flowers," Alan adds.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Alan Titchmarsh Source: Offaly Express

  2. "You'd go in there, and it smelled awful, and everybody had a cold in a couple weeks because of all the mildew on the walls," Haskell said.
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Gil Haskell Source: TheNewsTribune.com

  3. "We even got into how books smell," Bezos told me. "We did research, and found that the smell is mostly glue - glue and maybe mildew. We joked that maybe we should have a spritzer on the [Kindle] that would send out that smell."
    on Sep 14, 2009 By: Jeff Bezos Source: Atlantic Online

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