1. The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction.
  2. Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs.
  3. Verbal nonsense.


  1. To suffer decomposition due to biological action, especially by fungi or bacteria.
  2. To decline in function or utility.
  3. To deteriorate in any way.
    I hope they all rot in prison for what they've done.
  4. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes.
    to rot vegetable fiber
  5. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.

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