- any of various forms of decay produced by fungi or bacteria.
- any disease so characterized.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rothalf-rotted, adjectiveun·rot·ted, adjective
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Their house, which has never been painted, is sagging and rotted and porous.American Dreams: ‘Tobacco Road’ by Erskine Caldwell|Nathaniel Rich|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The beasts have rotted in their dung, the barns are destroyed, the storehouses are broken down: because the corn is confounded.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Once there had been a path to the road, but this was now overgrown, and the doorsteps had rotted away.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
Driftwood lined the shore, and a number of dead spruces, which had not yet rotted, furnished them with an ample supply of fuel.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
Men rotted like sheep, and died at the feet of that Gold whom they stormed here in his fortress; and some alas met a worse fate.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
At Charleston, South Carolina, they allowed the tea to be landed, but not sold; and it rotted in the cellars of the store-houses.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson