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Meaning & Definition of Rot in English

English

Rot

/rɑt/

noun

1. A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

    synonym:
  • putrefaction
  • ,
  • rot

2. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

    synonym:
  • decomposition
  • ,
  • rot
  • ,
  • rotting
  • ,
  • putrefaction

3. Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

    synonym:
  • bunk
  • ,
  • bunkum
  • ,
  • buncombe
  • ,
  • guff
  • ,
  • rot
  • ,
  • hogwash

verb

1. Break down

  • "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
    synonym:
  • decompose
  • ,
  • rot
  • ,
  • molder
  • ,
  • moulder

2. Become physically weaker

  • "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
    synonym:
  • waste
  • ,
  • rot

Examples of using

He can rot in hell.
Better to run than to rot.
The meat has begun to rot.