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Oxford dictionary definition of the word rot:
verb (rots, rotting, rotted)
1(chiefly of animal or vegetable matter) decay or cause to decay by the action of bacteria and fungi; decompose:
the chalets were neglected and their woodwork was rotting away
caries sets in at a weak point and spreads to rot the whole tooth
[no object] gradually deteriorate, especially through neglect:
the education system has been allowed to rot
2 [with object] British informal, dated make fun of; tease:
has anybody been rotting you?
1the process of decaying:
the leaves were turning black with rot
rotten or decayed matter.
[usually with modifier] any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration, especially in plants.
(often the rot) liver rot in sheep.
2 (the rot) British a process of deterioration; a decline in standards:
there is enough talent in the team to stop the rot
US corruption on the part of officials.
3 informal, chiefly British nonsense; rubbish:
don’t talk rot
‘Rot!’ she said with vehemence
Old English rotian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rotten; the noun (Middle English) may have come via Scandinavian