Rot meaning

rŏt
Rot means something decayed or decomposed.

An example of a rot is a moldy, smelly piece of fruit.

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Pointless talk; nonsense.

She always talks such rot.

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Rot is defined as a way to show annoyance or disgust.

An example of rot used as an interjection is in the following sentences: "Rot! I left my cell phone at home!"

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Rot is defined as to decay or decompose.

An example of rot is for an apple to go bad.

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To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
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To deteriorate through neglect or inactivity; languish or decline.
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To cause to decompose or decay.
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The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten.

The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.

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Foot rot.
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Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.
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Any of various diseases causing the decay of flesh.
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To decompose gradually by the action of bacteria, fungi, etc.; decay; spoil.
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To fall or pass (off, away, etc.) by decaying.
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To become unhealthy, sickly, etc.

To rot in prison.

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To become morally corrupt; degenerate.
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To cause to rot, or decompose.
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A rotting or being rotten; decay, decomposition, or putrefaction.
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A rotting or rotten thing or part.
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Any of various diseases; esp., a necrotic inflammatory disease of specific organs or tissues of domestic animals, as foot rot.
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Any of various plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and characterized by decay.
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Nonsense; rubbish; twaddle; bosh.
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Nonsense: an exclamation of disgust, contempt, annoyance, etc.
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To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
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The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten.

The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.

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Foot rot.
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Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.
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To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
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Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria or fungi.
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(intransitive) To suffer decomposition due to biological action, especially by fungi or bacteria.
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(intransitive) To decline in function or utility.
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(intransitive) To deteriorate in any way.

I hope they all rot in prison for what they've done.

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To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes.

To rot vegetable fiber.

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To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
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The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction.
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Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs.
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Verbal nonsense.
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To decay morally; become degenerate.
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Origin of rot

  • Middle English roten from Old English rotian
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English rotten, roten, from Old English rotian (“to rot, become corrupted, ulcerate, putrefy"), from Proto-Germanic *rutōnÄ… (“to rot"), from Proto-Indo-European *reud- (“to tear"), from *reu- (“to tear, dig, gather"). Cognate with West Frisian rotsje (“to rot"), Dutch rotten (“to rot"), German rößen (“to steep flax") and German verrotten (“to rot"), Icelandic rotna (“to rot"). See rotten.
    From Wiktionary