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  Dictionary Definition of rot

verb ( rotted, rotting )

-- verb (i)
1. to undergo decomposition; decay.
2. to become morally corrupt or offensive.
-- verb (t)
3. to cause to rot.
4. ret.
-- noun
5. the process of rotting.
6. the state of being rotten; decay; putrefaction.
7. rotting or rotten matter.
8. any of various diseases characterised by decomposition.
9. any of various plant diseases or forms of decay produced by fungi or bacteria.
10. Colloquial nonsense.
-- interjection
11. (an exclamation of dissent, distaste, or disgust.)
-- phrase
12. rot away ; rot off, to fall or become weak due to decay.
13. where the rot sets in, the point at which deterioration really begins.
14. wouldn't it rot your socks!, Colloquial (an exclamation of vexation, exasperation, etc.)
[ME, from Scandinavian; cf. Icel. rot, noun, akin to OE rotian to rot]