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English definition of “rot”

rot

verb [I or T]     /rɒt/ US  /rɑːt/ (-tt-)
C2 to (cause something to) decay: The fruit had been left to rot on the trees. Rain has got in and rotted (away) the woodwork. the smell of rotting fruitDecaying and staying fresh
(Definition of rot verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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