Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. mildew

noun. ['ˈmɪlˌduː'] the process of becoming mildewed.

Synonyms

  • spoiling
  • mould
  • spoilage

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • meledeaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Downy Mildew

Example sentences of the word downy-mildew


1. Noun Phrase
Fungal infections like downy mildew, powdery mildew and sooty mold can also kill plants.

2. Noun Phrase
Inspect plants for signs of powdery mildew, downy mildew and watermelon mosaic virus.

3. Noun Phrase
Choose fungicides labeled to fight basil downy mildew and apply according to the instructions.

4. Noun Phrase
Avoid downy mildew by improving air circulation and allowing the soil to dry out completely before re-watering.

2. mildew

noun. ['ˈmɪlˌduː'] a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter.

Synonyms

  • fungus
  • false mildew
  • powdery mildew

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • meledeaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. mildew

verb. ['ˈmɪlˌduː'] become moldy; spoil due to humidity.

Synonyms

  • dry-rot
  • change
  • smut

Antonyms

  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • meledeaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. downy

adjective. ['ˈdaʊni'] covered with fine soft hairs or down.

Synonyms

  • hairy
  • pubescent
  • puberulent
  • hirsute
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • mature
  • softness
  • loud

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • down (English)
  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. downy

adjective. ['ˈdaʊni'] like down or as soft as down.

Synonyms

  • soft
  • fluffy
  • downlike

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • tough
  • coldhearted
  • inclement

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • down (English)
  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
Synonym.com