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Definition of Rot

Rot

  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.
  2. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
  3. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
  4. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
  5. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
  6. A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below.
  7. 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.

Rot Quotations

Some people say video games rot your brain, but I think they work different muscles that maybe you don't normally use.
Ezra Koenig

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot.
Richard Dawkins

The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot - and it's only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.
Hunter S. Thompson

We need to figure out a 'harvest system' to collect the produce that stores don't put out for customers to buy because it's not perfect looking. Frankly, the stuff left to rot in the storeroom is more beautiful to me than the perfect carrot. I'm a gnarly carrot kind of guy.
Mario Batali

Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.
Frank A. Clark
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Rot Translations

rot in Dutch is vergaan, verrotten, rotten, bederven
rot in French is pourrir
rot in German is faulst, verfaulen
rot in Italian is marcire
rot in Latin is putesco
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