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Plural for 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.”
Plural for nonsense; rubbish
“I don't know anything about any curse, it sounds like a lot of contrived rot to me.”
Plural for a process of deterioration; a decline in standards
“The rot continued, and the managers were eventually replaced with bankers friendly with the corporate heads.”
Gradually deteriorate, especially through neglect
“Income equals consumption and no goods are left to rot on the shelves.”
To go through decomposition
“Many producers are letting the beans rot on the trees, since it makes little economic sense to harvest them.”
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