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rot

rot

 
pronunciation:
rat
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, interjection
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rots, rotted, rotting
definition 1: to decompose or decay, as organic matter.
synonyms:
decay, decompose, degrade, putrefy, spoil, turn
similar words:
eat away, ferment, fester, foul, molder
definition 2: to deteriorate or become damaged, unsafe, or useless (often fol. by away, off, through, or the like).
The pier's supports had partly rotted away.
synonyms:
break down, degenerate, deteriorate, erode, ruin
antonyms:
last
similar words:
disintegrate, mortify
definition 3: to degenerate morally or lose social cohesion.
The fabric of civilization is rotting.
synonyms:
break down, corrupt, crumble, decay, degenerate, erode
similar words:
fester, molder
definition 4: to become wasted or enfeebled; languish.
The criminal was condemned to rot in prison.
synonyms:
languish, waste
antonyms:
flourish
similar words:
decay, fester, molder, suffer, wither
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause decay or deterioration in.
synonyms:
corrupt, decay, decompose, degrade, pollute, putrefy
similar words:
corrode, defile, disintegrate, ferment, taint, turn
definition 2: to corrupt or ruin morally.
synonyms:
abase, corrupt, debase, defile, degrade, deprave, pollute
similar words:
canker, corrode, pervert, ruin, spoil, sully, taint, tarnish, warp
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of rotting; decomposition or degeneration.
synonyms:
decay, degeneration, putrefaction
definition 2: an instance or the condition of being rotten; decay.
synonyms:
corruption, decay, degeneration, degradation, putrefaction, spoilage
definition 3: the product or result of rotting physically or morally; rotted material; rottenness.
synonyms:
corruption, deterioration, disintegration, erosion, mortification, necrosis, ruin, spoilage
similar words:
decay
definition 4: any of several diseases in plants and animals caused or characterized by decay.
synonyms:
dry rot, gangrene, mold
definition 5: (informal) pointless or foolish talk; nonsense.
synonyms:
baloney, blather, bosh, flap-doodle, folderol, hogwash, poppycock, rubbish, tommyrot, twaddle
similar words:
drivel, nonsense
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: nonsense (used to express disdain or impatience, usu. in response to foolish talk).
Rot! He would never do such a thing!
similar words:
baloney, bullshit, humbug, nonsense, rubbish
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