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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, breakdown, biodegradation
     
  3. [informal] Statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk [informal], bunkum [informal], buncombe [informal], guff [informal], hogwash [informal], nonsense, flapdoodle [N. Amer, informal], Irish bull [slang], rhubarb [Brit, informal], bilge [informal], junk [informal], jive [N. Amer, informal], bull [slang], folderol, rubbish [informal], tripe [informal], trumpery [archaic], trash [informal], wish-wash [informal], applesauce [N. Amer, informal], codswallop [Brit, informal], falderal

Derived forms: rotting, rotted, rots

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

Encyclopedia: Rot, Sweden