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British pronunciation/ɹˈɒt/
American pronunciation/ˈɹɑt/
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to become destroyed, often due to the action of bacteria or fungi over time

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to rot definition and meaning
1.1

to cause a particular thing to decay or decompose

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The lack of airflow in the storage room rotted the fabric of the old books.
The damp conditions in the basement rotted the wooden beams, causing structural damage to the house.
Inadequate drainage around the foundation can rot the building materials, leading to water damage and deterioration of the structure.
Neglecting to refrigerate the leftovers promptly can rot the food.
Excessive watering of plants can rot their roots, depriving them of oxygen and causing them to decay in the soil.
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to deteriorate and go to ruin due to neglect

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the process of being destroyed via natural causes

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a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

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unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

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The damp wood is currently rotting in the neglected shed.
The neglected vegetables in the compost bin are currently rotting, turning into nutrient-rich soil.
The fallen tree was rotting away, returning nutrients to the soil.
If not refrigerated, food can quickly rot.
The lack of airflow in the storage room rotted the fabric of the old books.
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