Definition of “rot” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “rot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rotverb [ I/T ]

us /rɑt/ -tt-

to decay, or to cause something to decay or weaken:

[ I ] The fallen apples rotted on the ground.
[ T ] Dampness rotted the old wood.
rot
noun [ U ] us /rɑt/

Rot weakened the beams in the house.

(Definition of “rot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)