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English definition of “rot”

rot

verb [I, T]     /rɒt/ (present participle rotting, past tense and past participle rotted)
If vegetable or animal substances rot, they decay, and if something rots them, it makes them decay: The fruit had been left to rot on the trees. Sugar rots your teeth. the smell of rotting fishDecaying and staying fresh
(Definition of rot verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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