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Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for a process of decaying, especially organically
“The roots of the plant were undergoing severe rot.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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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Plural for a corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
Noun
Plural for immoral or wicked behaviour
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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