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Definition of rot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rot
    he / she / it rots
    past simple rotted
    -ing form rotting
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  1. 1to decay, or make something decay, naturally and gradually synonym decompose
  2. 2 rotting leaves rot (away) The window frame had rotted away completely.
  3. 3(figurative) prisoners thrown in jail and left to rot rot something Too much sugar will rot your teeth. see also rotten
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rot

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