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Definition of rot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the process or state of decaying and falling apart The wood must not get damp as rot can quickly result. see also dry rot, wet rot
  2. 2the rot used to describe the fact that a situation is getting worse The rot set in last year when they reorganized the department. The team should manage to stop the rot if they play well this week.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rot

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