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adj. dust·i·er, dust·i·est
1. Covered or filled with dust.
2. Consisting of or resembling dust; powdery.
3. Tinged with gray.
4. Timeworn; stale: the dusty precepts of a bygone era.

dust′i·ly adv.
dust′i·ness n.
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Noun1.dustiness - the state of being covered with dust
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
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nStaubigkeit f


(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.
References in classic literature ?
It was a dusty old 'ouse, too, though nothin' to the dustiness of the 'ouse we tooked the bloomin' boxes from.
Overpeck and his colleagues suggest that sudden surges in atmospheric dustiness could have triggered abrupt warmings during the ice age and eventually pushed the planet out of its glacial conditions.
Growth performance improvements introduced by pelleting process has been attributed to increased bulk density of diets, reduced dustiness, improved palatability (Skoch et al.
10 A C, relative humidity up to 96% of air dustiness of up to 1200 mg / mA.
Investigation on seaport air dustiness and dust spread, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 15: 15-23.
Experimental investigation of solution "Safecote" using for reduce road dustiness, in 7th International Conference: Environmental Engineering 1.
Galaxies similar to these in dustiness, but much closer to Earth, were first alluded to in 1983 via observations made by the joint NASA- European Infrared Astronomical Satellite.
Investigation localities were selected taking account of gravel road treatment with regard to dustiness minimisation.
Peculiarities of gravel pavement depreciation and improvement of functioning by reducing dustiness, in The 6th International Conference "Environmental Engineering": selected papers, May 26-27, 2005.
Among the latest works, worth mentioning are investigations of air dustiness in Klaipeda seaport (Baltrenas et al.