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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dry rot
▪ I just hope the people who did this rot in hell.
▪ Lutz gon na rot in hell.
▪ Let them rot in hell first!
▪ Sugar addicts gain weight, rot their teeth, and in extreme cases may even develop diabetes.
▪ Using the genetic engineering techniques, he has engineered a harmless version of the bacterium that rots our teeth.
▪ But no - some are even threatening to let their fruit rot on the trees.
▪ It's better to feed and clothe and house the masses than to let them rot.
▪ It is cheaper to let them rot than to clear them away.
▪ Leave her out of this, let her rot away.
▪ Bedtime drinks aimed at helping children to sleep may be rotting their teeth.
▪ If water gets inside the woodwork, it causes it to rot.
▪ If you leave any water in the bottom of the boat, it'll slowly rot it away.
▪ In some countries food is left to rot, while in others people are dying from hunger.
▪ Many of the tomatoes had rotted on their stems.
▪ Moisture can rot your house's foundation.
▪ The roof had fallen in and the floor had completely rotted away.
▪ Anything written with biro on cheap paper will quickly rot away creating yet more work for the conservators.
▪ Bowman continues: During the monsoon, everything would rot.
▪ Everywhere, it was like an over-flowing septic tank or something rotting.
▪ His body was left to rot as a warning to others who might be tempted to stray from those paths of righteousness.
▪ Millions of these books are shredded yearly or allowed to rot and gather dust in purgatorial existence.
▪ Or, you can cover it with black plastic so that it rots down.
▪ The apartment is dirtier still, the air filled with the stench of rotting garbage and diapers hours overdue to be changed.
▪ The gorgeous canopies have rotted, the bamboo supports have snapped.
▪ It's not far from that already. Dry rot in the basement.
▪ Next came reddish-brown dry rot that turned quickly into smelly slime.
▪ They had also done something terrible to the boiler, and discovered dry rot in the airing-cupboard.
▪ He knew that the corner section of the porch floor sagged wit1i dry rot.
▪ It kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm, and penetrates deeply to protect against future attack.
▪ The place stank of paraffin and turpentine and dry rot.
▪ If it isn't the dry rot in the roof, it's insects chewing the timbers.
▪ Frequently wet rot or dry rot is identified.
▪ It kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm, and penetrates deeply to protect against future attack.
▪ These minor fungi are generally termed wet rot.
▪ Frequently wet rot or dry rot is identified.
▪ The treatment can be used indoors and outside, curing and preventing both wet and dry rot, and wood-worm attacks.
▪ In earlier times, charring the wood was a popular method of retarding wet rot.
▪ Cellars Cellars are notorious for damp, and for wet and dry rot, because often they have little or no ventilation.
▪ It is another to ask whether he has even begun to succeed in his short-term struggle to stop the rot.
▪ Not even Ringo's good-natured humour could stop the rot.
▪ The Government could have stopped the rot.
▪ There is certainly enough talent in the squad to stop the rot.
▪ Everyone has their own idea on how to stop the rot.
Stop the rot. Stop the rot.
▪ So how do they stop the rot?
▪ Economic specialists hope to guide the country out of its economic rot.
▪ The wood was soft with rot.
▪ They went through all that boring rot about the war again.
▪ Above all the drift to a self-seeking, self-satisfying, self-fulfilling approach to relationships is where the rot is really setting in.
▪ As far as Greenpeace is concerned - unless the rot is stopped now rivers like the Severn are doomed to slow death by poisoning.
▪ Damp must not be allowed to enter as rot can quickly result.
▪ In all the circumstances some rot of some kind was almost inevitable in a good proportion of gliders.
▪ Joe recommended that everyone thoroughly dried and massaged their feet before climbing into a sleeping bag or they risked skin rot.
▪ They had also done something terrible to the boiler, and discovered dry rot in the airing-cupboard.
▪ To me it held overtones of rot and decomposition, perhaps imaginary because of my worries about the condition of the raft.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bane \Bane\ (b[=a]n), n. [OE. bane destruction, AS. bana murderer; akin to Icel. bani death, murderer, OHG. bana murder, bano murderer, Goth. banja stroke, wound, Gr. foney`s murderer, fo`nos murder, OIr. bath death, benim I strike.

  1. That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality. [Obs. except in combination, as in ratsbane, henbane, etc.]

  2. Destruction; death. [Obs.]

    The cup of deception spiced and tempered to their bane.

  3. Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.

    Money, thou bane of bliss, and source of woe.

  4. A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.

    Syn: Poison; ruin; destruction; injury; pest.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English rotian "to decay, putrefy," from Proto-Germanic *rutjan (cognates: Old Saxon roton, Old Norse rotna, Old Frisian rotia, Middle Dutch roten, Dutch rotten, Old High German rozzen "to rot," German rößen "to steep flax"), from stem *rut-. Related: Rotted; rotting.


early 14c., from rot (v.) or of Scandinavian origin (compare Icelandic rot, Swedish röta, Danish røde "decay, putrefaction"), from the root of the verb. Slang noun sense of "rubbish, trash" is from 1848.


n. 1 The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction. 2 Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs. 3 Verbal nonsense. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To suffer decomposition due to biological action, especially by fungus or bacteri

  1. 2 (context intransitive English) To decline in function or utility. 3 (context intransitive English) To deteriorate in any way. 4 (context transitive English) To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes. 5 (context transitive English) To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.

  1. n. 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]

  4. [also: rotting, rotted]

  1. v. 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]

  3. [also: rotting, rotted]


The initialism ROT may refer to:

  • Rate of Turn, the speed at which a ship, vessel, or unit is turning at, or is capable of turning at, measured in degrees per second, used in aviation, naval, and space environments
  • Recording of Transmission, a term used in broadcasting
  • The Refugee Olympic Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Republic of Taiwan (disambiguation)
  • Republic of Texas
  • Retroactive overtime, overtime which is paid in addition to bonuses and commissions
  • ROT (aviation), or rate one turn, a required turning rate for aircraft
  • ROT (MUD), in online gaming, a multi-user dungeon codebase
  • Rotorua Airport, New Zealand
  • Rule Of Thumb
  • Remotely Operated Tool, used in the offshore industry
  • ROT13, an early form of encryption.
Rot (album)

Rot ( German for Red) is the fifth studio album (sixth overall) by German rapper Sabrina Setlur, released by 3p Records on August 24, 2007 (see 2007 in music). It was entirely co-produced by Martin Haas and Moses Pelham, with additional contribution by Bayz Benzon. The album was critically acclaimed, but has widely failed to receive any commercial success yet, becoming Setlur's lowest-charting studio album to date.

Rot (Danube)

The Rot is a southern tributary of the river Danube in the region of Upper Swabia in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It has a length of 54 km.

The Rot runs in a northerly direction parallel to the river Iller to the east, and Westernach to the west. Both these rivers are also tributaries to the Danube.

Rot (SITD)

Rot is the fourth album by German, electro-industrial/ aggrotech band, [:SITD:]. It was released in 2009 on the Accession Records label in Germany and on the Metropolis Records label in the United States. Accession Records also released a deluxe edition containing a bonus disc.

Rot (Kocher)

''' Rot (Kocher) ''' is a river of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Rot (Wurzacher Ach)

''' Rot (Wurzacher Ach) ''' is a river of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Usage examples of "rot".

A sound like poor dead Acton might make, watching his own remains rotting out there on the rift?

A squalid alameda where there stood a rotting brushwood gazebo and a few old iron benches.

The emotion still appalled and nauseated her, like something rotting in her stomach.

Their Thor and Odin were at first, probably, only the thunder and the wind: but they had to be appeased in the dark marches of the forest, where hung rotting on the sacred oaks, amid carcases of goat and horse, the carcases of human victims.

The buildings were constructed for the most part of squared-off logs, since stone was rare here on the vast, soggy delta of the Arjun River, and the logs appeared to have been attacked by damp rot almost before they were in place.

But today was market day down in Aspic Hole, and the pungent slick of dung-smell and rot that rolled over New Crobuzon was, in these streets, for these hours, improved with paprika and fresh tomato, hot oil and fish and cinnamon, cured meat, banana and onion.

Mit dem letzten Rest seiner Kraft versuchte er, von diesen kalten roten Augen wegzusehen.

Schnabel blitzte in dem roten Licht, die Augen darin waren keine Menschenaugen.

In the years following the First Opium War disasters multiplied, taxes were increased upon the peasantry, corruption in the governing mandarinate became systematic, respect for authority declined, power decentralized, banditry flourished, sovereignty rotted at the center.

As the refuse rotted underground, it gave off biogas, chiefly methane.

His bubo had begun to drain again, a thick, dark liquid that smelled like rotting meat.

We have seen the application of the oil of vitriol to Calamine yields white vitriol and know how this agent toils against the powers of destruction and rot.

In the blaze of his magnificence, men would forget that a handful of desperate Caphars behind rotting walls had closed his road to empire.

Perhaps a charnel house of human bodies, dismembered and gory, raw with frightful cicatrices, oozing filth from sick and rotting sores.

He was an old man whose body was collapsing under the oppressive weight of a rotting, wasting disease, whose mind was stiff with coagulated dream-emissions.