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rot

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2 the process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances
  • The rot begins shortly after the fish are killed.
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rot

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1 to become worse or of less value
  • The house slowly fell into disrepair and rotted.
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go to pot, go to seed (or run to seed)

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2 to go through decomposition
  • rotting vegetation on the bank of the river
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fall apart, go to seed (or run to seed)

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decay, decompose, rot, putrefy, spoil mean to undergo destructive dissolution. decay implies a slow change from a state of soundness or perfection.
    • a decaying mansion
decompose stresses a breaking down by chemical change and when applied to organic matter a corruption.
    • the strong odor of decomposing vegetation
rot is a close synonym of decompose and often connotes foulness.
    • fruit was left to rot in warehouses
putrefy implies the rotting of animal matter and offensiveness to sight and smell.
    • corpses putrefying on the battlefield
spoil applies chiefly to the decomposition of foods.
    • keep the ham from spoiling

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