v. t.1.To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.
[imp. & p. p. Water-rotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Water-rotting.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The dressing cubicles are in a bad condition yes, but not through damage - just water-rot and old age - and if the Baths Committee would spend a few pounds on repairing them it would soon be repaid in the increased capacity for swimmers.