- any of various forms of decay produced by fungi or bacteria.
- any disease so characterized.
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synonym study for rot
OTHER WORDS FROM rothalf-rotted, adjectiveun·rot·ted, adjective
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The beds were crammed together, and a man in the middle of the room had spots of flesh on his body that obviously were rotting.Putin’s Health Care Disaster|Anna Nemtsova|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only a rounded bar and three rotting bathtubs remain in the decrepit club.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, ton-sized pieces of lumber lay rotting in the cool morning air.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What does our desperation to get a nuclear deal at all costs say to the modern-day Iranian Solzhenitsyns rotting in Evin prison?Iran’s Horrific Human-Rights Record|Sen. Mark Kirk, Sen. Marco Rubio|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One woman dying on his floor, another rotting in a suitcase: An alleged killer stuns the financial community in Hong Kong.Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect|Nico Hines, Tom Sykes|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was much excess tobacco in Virginia itself, some tobacco even rotting on the farms.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Sometimes the rain soaks into the stalk, rotting it so that the leaves fall off, injuring them for wrappers.
One instant more, and there were glimpses below us of the rotting pine copses and mossy bogs surrounding Petersburg.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
Through a magnificent colonnade I could see a second court on one side, where were the offices; the door was rotting.Honorine|Honore de Balzac
It was littered with rotting straw and plum stones and melon seeds.Wayside Courtships|Hamlin Garland