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Noun
Any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration, especially in plants
“Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a serious disease threat when seeding alfalfa and clovers in late summer.”
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Silly talk or writing
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“I don't know anything about any curse, it sounds like a lot of contrived rot to me.”
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A process of deterioration
“The rot continued, and the managers were eventually replaced with bankers friendly with the corporate heads.”
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A corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
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Immoral or wicked behaviour
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Gradually deteriorate, especially through neglect
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“Income equals consumption and no goods are left to rot on the shelves.”
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To decompose or break down, especially biologically
“Many producers are letting the beans rot on the trees, since it makes little economic sense to harvest them.”
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(chiefly of animal or vegetable matter) To decay or cause to decay by the action of bacteria and fungi
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To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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To form or discharge pus
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To erode or corrode gradually
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To become inactive or unchanging
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To cause damage to
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