Definition Of rot


(chiefly of animal or vegetable matter) decay or cause to decay by the action of bacteria and fungi; decompose.

the chalets were neglected and their woodwork was rotting away

nonsense; rubbish.

don't talk rot


the process of decaying.

the leaves were turning black with rot

Example Of rot

  • A gust of wind blasts against his face, carrying with it the scent of rot and decay and the suggestion of whispers.

  • Afraid that the city centre itself was in danger of becoming a ‘no-go’ area, Ford had come to believe that only the shooting of identified ‘ring leaders’ would stop the rot .

  • After a few days, the sought after botrytis-infected grape can rot further by the action of another fungus into a gooey grey lump.

  • As soon as they are rooted from the ground, they will begin to slowly decay and eventually wither into a brown mess of rot .

  • As with wheat streak mosaic, we've had a few calls on crown rot causing partial stand loss.

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