verb (used without object), rotted, rotting.
to undergo decomposition; decay.
to deteriorate, disintegrate, fall, or become weak due to decay (often followed by away, from, off, etc.).
to languish, as in confinement.
to become morally corrupt or offensive.
verb (used with object), rotted, rotting.
to cause to rot:
Dampness rots wood.
to cause moral decay in; cause to become morally corrupt.
to ret (flax, hemp, etc.).
the process of rotting.
the state of being rotten; decay; putrefaction:
the rot of an old house.
rotting or rotten matter:
the rot and waste of a swamp.
moral or social decay or corruption.
Pathology. any disease characterized by decay.
any of various forms of decay produced by fungi or bacteria.
any disease so characterized.
Veterinary Pathology. a bacterial infection of sheep and cattle characterized by decay of the hoofs, caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum in cattle and Bacteroides nodosus in sheep.
(used to express disagreement, distaste, or disgust.)
verb rots, rotting, rotted
to decay or cause to decay as a result of bacterial or fungal action
(intransitive; usually foll by off or away) to fall or crumble (off) or break (away), as from natural decay, corrosive action, or long use
(intransitive) to become weak, debilitated, or depressed through inertia, confinement, etc; languish: rotting in prison
to become or cause to become morally corrupt or degenerate
(transitive) (textiles) another word for ret
the process of rotting or the state of being rotten
something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerate related adjective putrid
short for dry rot
(pathol) any putrefactive decomposition of tissues
a condition in plants characterized by breakdown and decay of tissues, caused by bacteria, fungi, etc
(vet science) a contagious fungal disease of the feet of sheep characterized by inflammation, swelling, a foul-smelling discharge, and lameness
(also interjection) nonsense; rubbish
rotation (of a mathematical function)
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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right occipitotransverse (position)
adjective, rottener, rottenest. 1. decomposing or decaying; putrid; tainted, foul, or bad-smelling. 2. corrupt or morally offensive. 3. wretchedly bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory; miserable: a rotten piece of work; a rotten day at the office. 4. contemptible; despicable: a rotten little liar; a rotten trick. 5. (of soil, rocks, etc.) soft, yielding, or friable as […]
- Rotten apple
rotten apple rotten apple A bad individual among many good ones, especially one that spoils the group. For example, The roommates are having problems with Edith—she’s the one rotten apple of the bunch. This expression is a shortening of the proverb a rotten apple spoils the barrel, coming from a 14th-century Latin proverb translated as […]
noun 1. (before the Reform Bill of 1832) any English borough that had very few voters yet was represented in Parliament. 2. an election district that has more representatives in a legislative body than the number of its constituents would normally call for. rotten borough noun 1. (before the Reform Act of 1832) any of […]
- Rotten egg
rotten egg see under bad egg