- a decay of seasoned timber, resulting in its becoming brittle and crumbling to a dry powder, caused by various fungi.
- any of various diseases of plants in which the rotted tissues are dry.
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verb (used with or without object), dry-rot·ted, dry-rot·ting.
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How to use dry rot in a sentence
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Fold the parchment paper with the dry ingredients in half and pour into the stand mixer.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even when he opens up, the sentences are wooden, the scenes sucked dry of emotion.
The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Their method of curing the leaves was to air-dry them and then packing them until wanted for use.
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!