Their house, which has never been painted, is sagging and rotted and porous.
The bones nearly all rotted away, except the teeth which are quite good.
It was while he was examining these rotted beams that insensibility overcame him.
The flooring has not rotted: it must have been taken up for some purpose.
Everybody's corn has rotted, but you have a splendid harvest.
Has not many a universal genius, who might have reformed the world, rotted upon the gallows?
In all of them the stumps had been grubbed up, or rotted out, or blown up.
Another flight of stairs was before them, the treads fashioned of stone but equipped with a rotted wooden hand-rail.
The plants in Figure 82 grew in the woods where a log had rotted down.
The berries do not shrivel, but the rotted surface becomes dotted with pustules in which the spores are borne.
Old English rotian "to decay, putrefy," from Proto-Germanic *rutjan (cf. Old Saxon roton, Old Norse rotna, Old Frisian rotia, Middle Dutch roten, Dutch rotten, Old High German rozzen "to rot," German rößen "to steep flax"), from stem *rut-. Related: Rotted; rotting.
early 14c., from rot (v.) or of Scandinavian origin (cf. Icelandic rot, Swedish röta, Danish røde "decay, putrefaction"), from the root of the verb. Slang noun sense of "rubbish, trash" is from 1848.