verb (used without object), rot·ted, rot·ting.
verb (used with object), rot·ted, rot·ting.
- 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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Example sentences from the Web for rot
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 rice had remained a mystery to the last, and the officers puzzled over the fact that it had not rotted entirely.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy|Florence Partello Stuart
Nine of Jove's years are gone; the timbers of our ships have rotted; their tackling is sound no longer.The Iliad|Homer
One raker, or diagonal strut, was rotted half through its thickness, and many other timbers were badly decayed.The Anatomy of Bridgework|William Henry Thorpe
In other cases, they fail to do so till they have rotted on the plant.The Philippine Islands|Ramon Reyes Lala
Water seeped into the gulches till the creek ice was worn and rotted.