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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 fish Decaying and staying fresh
(Definition of rot verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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