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Verb: rot (rotted,rotting)  rót
  1. Break down
    "The bodies rotted in the heat";
    - decompose, molder [N. Amer], moulder [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Become physically weaker
    "Political prisoners are rotting away in many prisons all over the world";
    - waste
Noun: rot  rót
  1. A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odour
    - putrefaction
     
  2. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    - decomposition, rotting, putrefaction, biodegradation
     
  3. (informal) statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, hogwash, nonsense, junk, jive [N. Amer], rhubarb [Brit], flapdoodle [N. Amer], folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery [archaic], trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop [Brit], falderal

Derived forms: rots, rotting, rotted

Type of: decay, degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drivel, drop, garbage

Encyclopedia: Rot, Sweden