Definitions of rot

  1. To putrefy; to become decomposed; to go to corruption.
  2. To corrupt; decay; putrefy; spoil.
  3. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
  4. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
  5. To cause to rot: to bring to corruption:- pr. p. rotting; pa. t. and pa. p. rotted.
  6. To cause to rot; corrupt.
  7. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
  8. To putrefy: to become decomposed.
  9. To putrefy; decompose.
  10. break down; " The bodies decomposed in the heat"
  11. To make putrid; to bring to corruption.
  12. To putrefy or decay; to be decomposed; to make putrid; to bring to corruption.
  13. Rotting.
  14. unacceptable behavior ( especially ludicrously false statements)
  15. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
  16. A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below.
  17. 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.
  18. The process of decay; state of being decayed; that which is decayed; decay.
  19. Decay: putrefaction: a disease of the potato: a decay ( called DRY- ROT) which attacks timber: a fatal distemper in sheep.
  20. Decay; putrefaction; a disease of sheep.
  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. Putrid decay; a fatal distemper peculiar to sheep- supposed to be owing to wet seasons and moist pastures.
  25. Decay ; decomposition ; disease caused by Fungi or Bacteria ; a parasitic disease causing emaciation.
  26. Rotted.