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rot

 (rŏt)
v. rot·ted, rot·ting, rots
v.intr.
1. To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay. See Synonyms at decay.
2.
a. To become damaged, weakened, or useless because of decay: The beams had rotted away.
b. To disappear or fall by decaying: One could see the blackened areas where the branches had rotted off.
3. To deteriorate through neglect or inactivity; languish or decline: "He upset Alice by calling Washington ... a sink of boredom and saying he was rotting there" (John Dos Passos).
4. To decay morally; become degenerate.
v.tr.
To cause to decompose or decay.
n.
1. The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten: The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.
2. Foot rot.
3. Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.
4. Pointless talk; nonsense: She always talks such rot.
5. Archaic Any of various diseases causing the decay of flesh.

[Middle English roten, from Old English rotian.]

rot

(rɒt)
vb, rots, rotting or rotted
1. (Biochemistry) to decay or cause to decay as a result of bacterial or fungal action
2. (intr; usually foll by off or away) to fall or crumble (off) or break (away), as from natural decay, corrosive action, or long use
3. (intr) to become weak, debilitated, or depressed through inertia, confinement, etc; languish: rotting in prison.
4. to become or cause to become morally corrupt or degenerate
5. (Textiles) (tr) textiles another word for ret
n
6. (Biochemistry) the process of rotting or the state of being rotten
7. the process of rotting or the state of being rotten
8. (Biochemistry) something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerate.
9. something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerate.
10. (Biology) short for dry rot
11. (Pathology) pathol any putrefactive decomposition of tissues
12. (Plant Pathology) a condition in plants characterized by breakdown and decay of tissues, caused by bacteria, fungi, etc
13. (Veterinary Science) vet science a contagious fungal disease of the feet of sheep characterized by inflammation, swelling, a foul-smelling discharge, and lameness
14. (also interjection) nonsense; rubbish
[Old English rotian (vb); related to Old Norse rotna. C13 (noun), from Scandinavian]

rot

abbreviation for
(Mathematics) rotation (of a mathematical function)

rot

(rɒt)

v. rot•ted, rot•ting,
n., interj. v.i.
1. to undergo decomposition; decay.
2. to deteriorate, disintegrate, or become weak due to decay (often fol. by away, off, etc.).
3. to languish, as in confinement.
4. to become morally corrupt or offensive.
v.t.
5. to cause to rot.
6. to cause to become morally corrupt.
7. to ret (flax, hemp, etc.).
n.
8. the process of rotting.
9. the state of being rotten; decay.
10. rotting or rotten matter.
11. moral or social decay or corruption.
12. any of various animal or plant diseases caused by a fungal or bacterial infection and characterized by decay.
13. nonsense.
interj.
14. (used to express disagreement or disgust.)
[before 900; (v.) Middle English rot(t)en, Old English rotian, c. Old High German rōzzēn; (n.) Middle English, perhaps < Old Norse rot; compare ret, rotten]
syn: See decay.

Rot

 a file of six soldiers.
Examples: rot of musketeers, 1635; of pikemen, 1637.

rot


Past participle: rotted
Gerund: rotting

Imperative
rot
rot
Present
I rot
you rot
he/she/it rots
we rot
you rot
they rot
Preterite
I rotted
you rotted
he/she/it rotted
we rotted
you rotted
they rotted
Present Continuous
I am rotting
you are rotting
he/she/it is rotting
we are rotting
you are rotting
they are rotting
Present Perfect
I have rotted
you have rotted
he/she/it has rotted
we have rotted
you have rotted
they have rotted
Past Continuous
I was rotting
you were rotting
he/she/it was rotting
we were rotting
you were rotting
they were rotting
Past Perfect
I had rotted
you had rotted
he/she/it had rotted
we had rotted
you had rotted
they had rotted
Future
I will rot
you will rot
he/she/it will rot
we will rot
you will rot
they will rot
Future Perfect
I will have rotted
you will have rotted
he/she/it will have rotted
we will have rotted
you will have rotted
they will have rotted
Future Continuous
I will be rotting
you will be rotting
he/she/it will be rotting
we will be rotting
you will be rotting
they will be rotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rotting
you have been rotting
he/she/it has been rotting
we have been rotting
you have been rotting
they have been rotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rotting
you will have been rotting
he/she/it will have been rotting
we will have been rotting
you will have been rotting
they will have been rotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rotting
you had been rotting
he/she/it had been rotting
we had been rotting
you had been rotting
they had been rotting
Conditional
I would rot
you would rot
he/she/it would rot
we would rot
you would rot
they would rot
Past Conditional
I would have rotted
you would have rotted
he/she/it would have rotted
we would have rotted
you would have rotted
they would have rotted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rot - a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odorrot - a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
decay - an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruption - in a state of progressive putrefaction
2.rot - (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal actionrot - (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
3.rot - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
Verb1.rot - break downrot - break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
biodegrade - break down naturally through the action of biological agents; "Plastic bottles do not biodegrade"
hang - suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"
decay - undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
2.rot - become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
gangrene, necrose, sphacelate, mortify - undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"

rot

verb
1. decay, break down, spoil, corrupt, deteriorate, taint, perish, degenerate, fester, decompose, corrode, moulder, go bad, putrefy The grain will start rotting in the silos.
2. crumble, decay, disintegrate, perish, decompose, become rotten It is not true to say that this wood never rots.
3. deteriorate, decline, languish, degenerate, wither away, waste away I was left to rot nine years for a crime I didn't commit.
noun
2. (Informal) nonsense, rubbish, drivel, twaddle, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (slang), crap (slang), garbage (chiefly U.S.), trash, bunk (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), tripe (informal), guff (slang), moonshine, claptrap (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), codswallop (Brit. slang), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), stuff and nonsense, flapdoodle (slang), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) You do talk rot!
Related words
adjective putrid

rot

verb
To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
noun
Translations
عَفَنكَلام فارِغيَتَعَفَّنُيَتَعَفَّن
hnítpůsobit hnitíhloupostihniloba
rådnevrøvlråd
mädäntyä
truliti
marhaságrohadrothadrothadás
bullfúirotna, fúna
腐る
썩다
nesąmonėspuvėsissupuvęssupuvimas
blēņasmuļķībaspūdētpūtpuve
descompuneputrezi
hlúpostihnilobaspôsobiť hnitie
gnitipovzročiti gnitje
ruttna
เน่า
thối rữa

rot

[rɒt]
A. N
1. (= process) → putrefacción f; (= substance) → podredumbre f
the rot set inla decadencia comenzó, todo empezó a decaer
to stop the rotcortar el problema de raíz, cortar por lo sano
2. (esp Brit) (= nonsense) → tonterías fpl, babosadas fpl (LAm)
oh rot!; what rot!¡qué tonterías!
don't talk rot!¡no digas bobadas!
B. VTpudrir, descomponer
C. VIpudrirse, descomponerse
to rot in jailpudrirse en la cárcel
you can rot for all I care!¡que te pudras!
rot away VI + ADVpudrirse, descomponerse
it had rotted away with the passage of timecon el tiempo se había pudrido or descompuesto
it had quite rotted awayse había pudrido or descompuesto del todo

rot

[ˈrɒt]
n
(= decay) [wood, vegetation] → pourriture f
dry rot → pourriture sèche (du bois)
wet rot → pourriture, pourriture du bois
to stop the rot (British) (fig)rétablir la situation tooth rot
(= nonsense) → idioties fpl
to talk rot → dire des idioties, dire n'importe quoi
vt [+ teeth] → pourrir; [+ wood, plant, fabric] → pourrir
vi [wood, vegetation, fruit, tooth] → pourrir
rot away
vipourrir

rot

n
(in teeth, plants, wood) → Fäulnis f no pl; to stop the rot (lit, fig)den Fäulnisprozess aufhalten; then the rot set in (fig)dann setzte der Fäulnisprozess or Verfall ein ? dry rot
(inf: = rubbish) → Quatsch m (inf), → Blödsinn m (inf)
vi (wood, material, rope)verrotten, faulen; (teeth, plant)verfaulen; (fig)verrotten; to rot in jailim Gefängnis verrotten; let him rot! (inf)soll er doch vor die Hunde gehen! (inf)

rot

[rɒt]
1. n (decay) → putrefazione f, marciume m (fam, YYY) (nonsense) → fesserie fpl, stupidaggini fpl
the rot has set in (fig) → le cose hanno cominciato a guastarsi
to stop the rot (Brit) (fig) → salvare la situazione
dry/wet rot funghi parassiti del legno
2. vtfar marcire
3. vi to rot (away)marcire, imputridire

rot

(rot) past tense, past participle ˈrotted verb
to make or become bad or decayed. The fruit is rotting on the ground; Water rots wood.
noun
1. decay. The floorboards are affected by rot.
2. nonsense. Don't talk rot!
ˈrotten adjective
1. (of meat, fruit etc) having gone bad; decayed. rotten vegetables.
2. bad; mean. What rotten luck!; It was a rotten thing to do.
ˈrottenness noun
ˈrotter noun
a mean, bad person. an absolute rotter.

rot

يَتَعَفَّنُ hnít rådne verfaulen σαπίζω pudrirse mädäntyä pourrir truliti marcire 腐る 썩다 rotten råtne zgnić apodrecer гнить ruttna เน่า çürümek thối rữa 腐烂

rot

vi. pudrirse, echarse a perder, descomponerse.

rot

vt, vi (pret & pp rotted; ger rotting) pudrir(se)
References in classic literature ?
New paint on the house, and new weatherboards, where the old had begun to rot off, and the agent had got after them
He made a long story of it; but the part that had immediate interest for me was this: He said I was Sir Kay's prisoner, and that in the due course of custom I would be flung into a dungeon and left there on scant commons until my friends ransomed me -- unless I chanced to rot, first.
There are dark stories of his getting advance payers on the summit and then leaving them there to rot.
But all these tokens of past grandeur were miserably decayed and dirty; rot, damp, and age, had weakened the flooring, which in many places was unsound and even unsafe.
Thus far my sense of sight; while dry rot and wet rot and all the silent rots that rot in neglected roof and cellar - rot of rat and mouse and bug and coaching-stables near at hand besides - addressed themselves faintly to my sense of smell, and moaned, "Try Barnard's Mixture.
But the Queen, who was just letting herself in at the backdoor with a latch-key, saw the par- rot getting out through the broken glass.
But first the lawless Tyrant, who denies To know thir God, or message to regard, Must be compelld by Signes and Judgements dire; To blood unshed the Rivers must be turnd, Frogs, Lice and Flies must all his Palace fill With loath'd intrusion, and fill all the land; His Cattel must of Rot and Murren die, Botches and blaines must all his flesh imboss, And all his people; Thunder mixt with Haile, Haile mixt with fire must rend th' EGYPTIAN Skie And wheel on th' Earth, devouring where it rouls; What it devours not, Herb, or Fruit, or Graine, A darksom Cloud of Locusts swarming down Must eat, and on the ground leave nothing green: Darkness must overshadow all his bounds, Palpable darkness, and blot out three dayes; Last with one midnight stroke all the first-born Of EGYPT must lie dead.
For since you laid that hard injunction of silence on me several things have gone to rot in my stomach, and I have now just one on the tip of my tongue that I don't want to be spoiled.
if he could go back even for a brief month of it, to feel again the brush of leafy branches against his naked hide; to smell the musty rot of dead vegetation--frankincense and myrrh to the jungle born; to sense the noiseless coming of the great carnivora upon his trail; to hunt and to be hunted; to kill
Oh, be assured, if the memory of my brother were not sacred to me, you should rot in a state dungeon or satisfy the curiosity of sailors at Tyburn.
The fruits never rot nor fail all the year round, neither winter nor summer, for the air is so soft that a new crop ripens before the old has dropped.
Madame, these conferences will bring us peace; when we have peace we shall regain Paris; with Paris, the Bastile, and our four bullies shall rot therein.