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Dictionary Definition

rot

Noun

1 decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor [syn: putrefaction]
2 (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action [syn: decomposition, rotting, putrefaction]
3 unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) [syn: bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, hogwash]

Verb

1 break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat" [syn: decompose, molder, moulder]
2 waste away; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world" [syn: waste] [also: rotting, rotted]

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English

Pronunciation

GenAm [ɹɑt]

Verb

  1. to decay or decompose; to become bad

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

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

Catalan

Etymology

Latin ructus

Noun

rot

Dutch

Adjective

rot

Noun

rot (Plural: rotten, diminutive: rotje, plural diminutive: rotjes)
  1. rot, something rotten, something rotting
  2. a military term meaning a lineup of men: file

Verb

rot
  1. singular conjugation of the verb rotten: to rot

Derived terms

  • een oude rot an old hand
  • rot op a not so friendly way to say go away (i.e.: fuck off)
  • rot- noun prefix to give it a negative meaning. For example: rotweer = shitty weather, die rothond = that damn dog

French

Noun

rot

Synonyms

German

Pronunciation

  • [ʁoːt]

Etymology

Old High German rōt, akin to Old Saxon rōd, compare Dutch rood''

Adjective

  1. red
  2. In the context of "politics|Germany|lang=de": pertaining to the SPD (a large social democratic party in Germany)

Related terms

Norwegian

Verb

  1. Form of imperative, rote

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *raudhaz, whence also Old English rēad, Old Norse rauðr

Adjective

rōt

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. root; the part of a plant under the surface.
  2. the part of a tooth extending into the bone holding the tooth in place
  3. source; an underlying cause
    Kärleken till pengar är roten till allt ont = The love of money is the root of all evil
  4. Of a number , a positive number which, when raised to a specified power, yields n; the square root is understood if no power is specified
    Kubikroten ur 27 är 3 = The cube root of 27 is 3
    Multiplicera med roten ur 2 = Multiply by root 2
  5. A zero (of a function).
  6. A designated node in a tree.
  7. curl; a measure on how fast a vector field rotates: it can be described as the cross product of del and a given vectorial field
  8. root directory
  9. (philology) A word from which another word is derived.

Synonyms

See also

Extensive Definition

Rot or Rotting may refer to:

See also

rot in German: Rot (Begriffsklärung)
rot in Esperanto: ROT
rot in French: ROT
rot in Italian: ROT
rot in Dutch: Rot
rot in Norwegian: Rot

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Texas fever, anthrax, aphthous fever, baloney, bighead, bilge, black quarter, blackleg, blackwater, blah, blah-blah, blast, blight, blind staggers, bloody flux, bop, bosh, break down, break up, broken wind, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cancer, canker, caries, carrion, cattle plague, charbon, corrupt, corruption, crap, crumble, crumble into dust, dandruff, debase, debauch, decay, decline, decompose, decomposition, degenerate, demoralize, deprave, descend, disimprove, disintegrate, distemper, dry rot, excrement, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fester, filth, flapdoodle, foot-and-mouth disease, foul matter, foulness, fungus, furfur, gangrene, gapes, gas, glanders, go bad, go to pieces, guff, gup, heaves, hog cholera, hogwash, hokum, hooey, hoof-and-mouth disease, hot air, hydrophobia, liver rot, loco, loco disease, locoism, mad staggers, malarkey, malignant catarrh, malignant catarrhal fever, malignant pustule, mange, megrims, mess, mildew, milzbrand, mold, molder, moonshine, mortification, mortify, moth, moth and rust, muck, mucus, must, necrose, necrosis, obscenity, ordure, paratuberculosis, pervert, pest, piffle, pip, poppycock, pseudotuberculosis, pus, putrefaction, putrefy, putresce, putrescence, putrid matter, putridity, putridness, quarter evil, rabies, rancidity, rancidness, rankle, rankness, retrograde, rinderpest, rottenness, rubbish, rust, scabies, scat, scurf, scuz, sheep rot, shit, sink, slime, slough, smut, snot, sordes, sphacelate, sphacelation, sphacelus, splenic fever, spoil, spoilage, staggers, stain, stringhalt, suppurate, swine dysentery, taint, tommyrot, tooth decay, trash, tripe, turn, vitiate, warp, wind, worm, worsen
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