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English definition of “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 fruit Decaying and staying fresh
(Definition of rot verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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