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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rot /ˈrɑt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rot, v. t.
 1. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
 2. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rot v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rotting.]
 1. To undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay.
 Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot,
 To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.   --Pope.
 2. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
    Four of the sufferers were left to rot in irons.   --Macaulay.
    Rot, poor bachelor, in your club.   --Thackeray.
 Syn: -- To putrefy; corrupt; decay; spoil.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rot, n.
 1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
 2. Bot. A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below.
 3.  A fatal distemper which attacks sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder. See 1st Fluke, 2.
    His cattle must of rot and murrain die.   --Milton.
 Bitter rot Bot., a disease of apples, caused by the fungus Glaeosporium fructigenum. --F. L. Scribner.
 Black rot Bot., a disease of grapevines, attacking the leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus Laestadia Bidwellii. --F. L. Scribner.
 Dry rot Bot. See under Dry.
 Grinder's rot Med. See under Grinder.
 Potato rot. Bot. See under Potato.
 White rot Bot., a disease of grapes, first appearing in whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus Coniothyrium diplodiella. --F. L. Scribner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor [syn: putrefaction]
      2: (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
         [syn: decomposition, rotting, putrefaction]
      3: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false
         statements) [syn: bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, hogwash]
      v 1: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat" [syn: decompose,
            molder, moulder]
      2: waste away; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many
         prisons all over the world" [syn: waste]
      [also: rotting, rotted]