Definition of Rot in English :

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Meaning of Rot in English

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1. putrefaction, rot

a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

2. decomposition, putrefaction, rot, rotting

(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

3. buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot

unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)


4. decompose, molder, moulder, rot

break down

Example Sentences:
'The bodies decomposed in the heat'

5. rot, waste

become physically weaker

Example Sentences:
'Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: rots, rotting or rotted
to decay or cause to decay as a result of bacterial or fungal action
2. (intr; usually foll by off or away)
to fall or crumble (off) or break (away), as from natural decay, corrosive action, or long use
3. (intransitive)
to become weak, debilitated, or depressed through inertia, confinement, etc; languish
rotting in prison
to become or cause to become morally corrupt or degenerate
5. (transitive) textiles another word for ret
the process of rotting or the state of being rotten
something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerate
▶ Related adjective: putrid
8.  short for dry rot
9. pathology
any putrefactive decomposition of tissues
a condition in plants characterized by breakdown and decay of tissues, caused by bacteria, fungi, etc
11. veterinary science
a contagious fungal disease of the feet of sheep characterized by inflammation, swelling, a foul-smelling discharge, and lameness
12. (also interjection)
nonsense; rubbish
abbreviation for
rotation (of a mathematical function)

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈrotted or ˈrotting
to decompose gradually by the action of bacteria, fungi, etc.; decay; spoil
to fall or pass (off, away, etc.) by decaying
to become unhealthy, sickly, etc.
to rot in prison
to become morally corrupt; degenerate
verb transitive
to cause to rot, or decompose
a rotting or being rotten; decay, decomposition, or putrefaction
a rotting or rotten thing or part
any of various diseases; esp., a necrotic inflammatory disease of specific organs or tissues of domestic animals, as foot rot
any of various plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and characterized by decay
11.  Slang
nonsense; rubbish; twaddle; bosh
nonsense: an exclamation of disgust, contempt, annoyance, etc.

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see synonyms of rot
v. rot·ted, rot·ting, rots
1. To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay. See Synonyms at decay.
a. To become damaged, weakened, or useless because of decay: The beams had rotted away.
b. To disappear or fall by decaying: One could see the blackened areas where the branches had rotted off.
3. To deteriorate through neglect or inactivity; languish or decline: "He upset Alice by calling Washington ... a sink of boredom and saying he was rotting there" (John Dos Passos).
4. To decay morally; become degenerate.
To cause to decompose or decay.
1. The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten: The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.
2. Foot rot.
3. Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.
4. Pointless talk; nonsense: She always talks such rot.
5. Archaic Any of various diseases causing the decay of flesh.

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