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Definition of "mildew" []

  • Any of various fungi that form a superficial, usually whitish growth on plants and various organic materials. (noun)
  • A superficial coating or discoloration of organic materials, such as cloth, paper, or leather, caused by fungi, especially under damp conditions. (noun)
  • A plant disease caused by such fungi. (noun)
  • To affect or become affected with mildew. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mildew" in a sentence
  • "Okay, let's get it out of here, the mildew is already starting to get to me."
  • "The mold that grows in your shower is called mildew."
  • "It would be a good idea to treat all the walls in the room because mildew is a microscopic spore and even though it may not be visible, it may still be present."