Origin of rot

before 900; (v.) Middle English rot(t)en,Old English rotian, cognate with Frisian rotsje,Dutch rotten; (noun) Middle English, perhaps <Old Norse rot (perhaps partly derivative of the v.); cf. ret, rotten)

synonym study for rot

1. See decay.

OTHER WORDS FROM rot

half-rotted, adjectiveun·rot·ted, adjective

Definition for rot (2 of 3)

ROT

rule of thumb.

Definition for rot (3 of 3)

rot.

rotating.
rotation.
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British Dictionary definitions for rot (1 of 2)

rot1
/ (rɒt) /

verb rots, rotting or rotted

noun

Word Origin for rot

Old English rotian (vb); related to Old Norse rotna . C13 (noun), from Scandinavian

British Dictionary definitions for rot (2 of 2)

rot2

abbreviation for

rotation (of a mathematical function)
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Scientific definitions for rot

rot
[ rŏt ]

Verb

To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.

Noun

Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria or fungi.
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