Associations to the word «Rotting»


ROT, verb. (intransitive) To suffer decomposition due to biological action, especially by fungi or bacteria.
ROT, verb. (intransitive) To decline in function or utility.
ROT, verb. (intransitive) To deteriorate in any way.
ROT, verb. (transitive) To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes.
ROT, verb. (transitive) To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
ROT, noun. The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction.
ROT, noun. Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs.
ROT, noun. Verbal nonsense.

Dictionary definition

ROT, noun. A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor.
ROT, noun. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.
ROT, noun. Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements).
ROT, verb. Break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat".
ROT, verb. Become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world".

Wise words

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