water-rot

Water-rot

Wa"ter-rot`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Water-rotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Water-rotting.] To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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