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.
Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below.
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, 2.
The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot. Liv Tyler
Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway. Frank A. Clark
Jokes rot. They're not like songs. I always envy singers - Sting is always going to sing 'Roxanne'. But people want to hear new jokes. I've written jokes as good as 'Roxanne', I believe. But I can't tell them again. Chris Rock
Some people say video games rot your brain, but I think they work different muscles that maybe you don't normally use. Ezra Koenig
When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot. Ray Kroc