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English noun: rot

1. rot (state) a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor


Synonymsputrefaction


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)corruption, putrescence, putridness, rottenness

2. rot (process) (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action


Synonymsdecomposition, putrefaction, rotting


Broader (hypernym)decay


Domain categorybiological science, biology

3. rot (communication) unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)


Synonymsbuncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash


Broader (hypernym)drivel, garbage


Narrower (hyponym)bull, bullshit, crap, dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, shit


English verb: rot

1. rot (change) break down


SamplesThe bodies decomposed in the heat.


Synonymsdecompose, molder, moulder


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)biodegrade, hang

2. rot (body) become physically weaker


SamplesPolitical prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world.


Synonymswaste


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop


Narrower (hyponym)gangrene, mortify, necrose, sphacelate









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