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 for Mildew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mildew \Mil"dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mildewed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Mildewing.]
     To taint with mildew; as, mildewed clothing.
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           He . . . mildews the white wheat.        --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mildew \Mil"dew\, v. i.
     To become tainted with mildew.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mildew \Mil"dew\, n. [AS. melede['a]w; akin to OHG. militou, G.
     mehlthau, mehltau; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth.
     milip honey. See Mellifluous, and Dew.] (Bot.)
     A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of
     different colors, found on various diseased or decaying
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     powdery mildew a fungal disease of plants caused by an
        ascomycete of the order Erysiphales, characterized by a
        powdery white film on the surface of the affected plants.
        It is damaging to, e.g., roses and lilacs. Also, a fungus
        that causes such a disease.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the process of becoming mildewed [syn: mildew, mold,
      2: a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth
         on organic matter
      v 1: become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded
           in the old house" [syn: mold, mildew]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "mildew":
     biodegradability, biodegradation, blast, blight, break up, breakup,
     cancer, canker, corrosion, corrupt, corruption, crumble,
     crumble into dust, decay, decompose, decomposition, degradability,
     degradation, dilapidation, disintegrate, disintegration,
     disorganization, dissolution, dry rot, fall into decay,
     fall to pieces, fester, fetidity, fetidness, foulness, frowst,
     frowstiness, frowziness, fungus, funkiness, fustiness, gangrene,
     go bad, go to pieces, malodorousness, mold, molder, moldiness,
     mortify, moth, moth and rust, must, mustiness, necrose,
     noisomeness, odorousness, offensiveness, oxidation, oxidization,
     pest, putrefy, putresce, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankle,
     rankness, reastiness, repulsiveness, resolution, rot, rottenness,
     rust, smelliness, smut, sphacelate, spoil, spoilage, stinkingness,
     stuffiness, suppurate, worm

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "to be yellow,"
     yellowness), the result of cutting east winds blighting and thus
     rendering the grain unproductive (Deut. 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2
     Chr. 6:28).

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