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Verb
To decay due bacteria or fungi, especially of organic matter
“After a few days of travel, Mansker noticed that the bear meat was starting to rot.”
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To (gradually) deteriorate in condition
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“This encourages drainage, which reduces the chance that the floorboards will rot and prevents ice from collecting during the winter.”
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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 become inactive or unchanging
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To cause damage to
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Any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration
“Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a serious disease threat when seeding alfalfa and clovers in late summer.”
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A process of decaying, especially organically
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“The roots of the plant were undergoing severe rot.”
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A process of deterioration
“It is extremely unlikely that Mr. Wilson's parliamentary majority would survive the measures needed to stop the rot in our economy.”
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Talk or speech that is nonsense
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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 corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
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Immoral or wicked behaviour
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