"mildews" in the noun sense
1. mildew, mold, mould
the process of becoming mildewed
a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
"mildews" in the verb sense
1. mold, mildew
become moldy spoil due to humidity
"The furniture molded in the old house"
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