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
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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.