[drahy-rot] /ˈdraɪˌrɒt/

verb (used with or without object), dry-rotted, dry-rotting.
to undergo or cause to undergo the action or effects of dry rot.
Plant Pathology.

any concealed or unsuspected inner decay.
crumbling and drying of timber, bulbs, potatoes, or fruit, caused by saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungi
any fungus causing this decay, esp of the genus Merulius
moral degeneration or corrupt practices, esp when previously unsuspected


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