|to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about.|
|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|—vb , rots, rotting, rotted|
|1.||to decay or cause to decay as a result of bacterial or fungal action|
|3.||(intr) to become weak, debilitated, or depressed through inertia, confinement, etc; languish: rotting in prison|
|4.||to become or cause to become morally corrupt or degenerate|
|5.||(tr) textiles another word for ret|
|6.||the process of rotting or the state of being rotten|
|7.||something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerateRelated: putrid|
|8.||short for dry rot|
|9.||pathol any putrefactive decomposition of tissues|
|10.||a condition in plants characterized by breakdown and decay of tissues, caused by bacteria, fungi, etc|
|11.||vet science a contagious fungal disease of the feet of sheep characterized by inflammation, swelling, a foul-smelling discharge, and lameness|
|12.||(also interjection) nonsense; rubbish|
|[Old English rotian (vb); related to Old Norse rotna. C13 (noun), from Scandinavian]|
|rotation (of a mathematical function)|
|rot (rŏt) Pronunciation Key
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.
any of several plant diseases, caused by any of hundreds of species of soil-borne bacteria and fungi. They are characterized by plant decomposition and putrefaction. The decay may be hard, dry, spongy, watery, mushy, or slimy and may affect any plant part
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