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Definitions of rot

  1. break down; " The bodies decomposed in the heat"
  2. decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
  3. waste away; " Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  4. unacceptable behavior ( especially ludicrously false statements)
  5. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
  6. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
  7. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
  8. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
  9. A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below.
  10. A fatal distemper which attacks sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder. See 1st Fluke, 2.
  11. The process of decay; state of being decayed; that which is decayed; decay.
  12. Rotted.
  13. Rotting.
  14. To putrefy: to become decomposed.
  15. To cause to rot: to bring to corruption:- pr. p. rotting; pa. t. and pa. p. rotted.
  16. Decay: putrefaction: a disease of the potato: a decay ( called DRY- ROT) which attacks timber: a fatal distemper in sheep.
  17. Decay; putrefaction; a disease of sheep.
  18. To cause to rot; corrupt.
  19. To putrefy; decompose.
  20. To corrupt; decay; putrefy; spoil.
  21. That which is rotten, or the process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
  22. A disease of sheep; also, a disease of plants, as potatoes.
  23. A fatal distemper incident to sheep; a disease of the potato; putrefaction. Dry rot, in timber, the decay of the wood without the access of water.
  24. To make putrid; to bring to corruption.
  25. To putrefy; to become decomposed; to go to corruption.
  26. To putrefy or decay; to be decomposed; to make putrid; to bring to corruption.
  27. Putrid decay; a fatal distemper peculiar to sheep- supposed to be owing to wet seasons and moist pastures.
  28. Decay ; decomposition ; disease caused by Fungi or Bacteria ; a parasitic disease causing emaciation.
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Usage examples for rot

  1. I meant to say, if we were going to be Americans it was silly rot trying to be English at the same time. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. I make some culls into cider and let the rest lay under the trees and rot. – The Apple by Various
  3. Life's only rot, is it? – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  4. Don't stand by my sick bed talking absolute rot. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  5. It is never affected by the rot. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  6. " What absurd rot," Gage said with rising exasperation. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  7. All that silly rot about- Please, please! – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Lingan's answer was, " I'll rot here first!" – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  9. This is all rot about my not meeting her. – New Faces by Myra Kelly
  10. " It's all confounded rot. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. You are as crazy as ever- that's all rot! – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  12. I 'll lie and rot sooner than arsk 'em again. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  13. Oh, Sophia, I'm writing a lot of rot, but it isn't rot really. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  14. May he rot upon the earth! – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  15. We're all equal before the law- tha's rot, tha's silly. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  16. Marsh's traps will rot where they stand. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  17. This is a parcel of d- d rot! – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  18. We sort out only one grade, allowing the culls to rot. – The Apple by Various
  19. " Oh, but that's rot," objected Bunny. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  20. What rot it was his always wanting to share everything now. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
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