Definition of Rot

1. Noun. A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor.

Exact synonyms: Putrefaction
Generic synonyms: Decay
Specialized synonyms: Corruption, Putrescence, Putridness, Rottenness
Derivative terms: Putrefy



2. Verb. Break down. "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
Exact synonyms: Decompose, Molder, Moulder
Specialized synonyms: Biodegrade, Hang
Generic synonyms: Decay
Derivative terms: Decomposition, Decomposition, Rotting

3. Noun. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.
Exact synonyms: Decomposition, Putrefaction, Rotting
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Decay
Derivative terms: Decompose, Putrefy

4. Verb. Become physically weaker. "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
Exact synonyms: Waste
Generic synonyms: Degenerate, Deteriorate, Devolve, Drop
Specialized synonyms: Gangrene, Mortify, Necrose, Sphacelate
Derivative terms: Wastage

5. Noun. Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements).
Exact synonyms: Buncombe, Bunk, Bunkum, Guff, Hogwash
Specialized synonyms: Bull, Bullshit, Crap, Dogshit, Horseshit, Irish Bull, Shit
Generic synonyms: Drivel, Garbage

Definition of Rot

1. v. i. To undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay.

2. v. t. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.

3. n. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.

Definition of Rot

1. Verb. to decay or decompose; to become bad ¹

2. Noun. The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction. ¹

3. Noun. Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs. ¹

4. Noun. Verbal nonsense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rot

1. to decompose [v ROTTED, ROTTING, ROTS] - See also: decompose

Medical Definition of Rot

1. 1. To undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay. "Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot." (Pope) 2. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt. "Four of the sufferers were left to rot in irons." (Macaulay) "Rot, poor bachelor, in your club." (Thackeray) Synonym: To putrefy, corrupt, decay, spoil. Origin: OE. Rotien, AS. Rotian; akin to D. Rotten, Prov. G. Rotten, OHG. Rozzn, G. Rosten to steep flax, Icel. Rotna to rot, Sw. Ruttna, Dan. Raadne, Icel. Rottin rotten. Cf. Ret, Rotten. 1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction. 2. A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc, below. 3. [Cf. G. Rotz glanders] 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. "His cattle must of rot and murrain die. " (Milton) Bitter rot, a disease of grapes, first appearing in whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus Coniothyrium diplodiella. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rot

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rosts
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rosy tern
rosy terns
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rosé wine
rosé wines
rot (current term)
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rotal
rotalite
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