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rot

rot

 
 
pronunciation:
rat
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: rots, rotted, rotting
definition 1: to decompose or decay.
Our old Halloween pumpkin finally rotted.
synonyms:
decay, decompose, spoil
similar words:
eat away, ferment
definition 2: to decay or become useless (often followed by "away" or "through").
The pier's supports had partly rotted through.
synonyms:
break down
antonyms:
last
similar words:
disintegrate
definition 3: to cause decay in.
Water in the basement rotted my books.
synonyms:
pollute
similar words:
disintegrate, ferment, turn
 
part of speech: noun
definition: any of several diseases in plants and animals caused by decay.
Feather rot is a disease of tree trunks caused by a fungus.
synonyms:
mold
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