Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: rot
IPA transcription: [ɹ'ɑt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: putrefaction, rot
    Meaning: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
  • Synonyms: decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction
    Meaning: (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: decompose, rot, molder, moulder
    Meaning: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
Usage examples
  • "That's rot," said Paul.
  • He has no faith in that rot.
  • As the joints rot, the warts disappear.
  • Beyond this the count was stopped by dry rot and scars.
  • 'In my case,' interrupted Mike, 'there was none of that rot. Bickersdyke wasn't putting it on.
  • I had read the story before, and it had been my opinion that it was "rot." No king, I felt certain, would ever marry a beggar maid when he had princesses galore from whom to choose.
  • I have spent a good deal of time trying to determine the age of these wonderful trees, but as all of the very old ones are honey-combed with dry rot I never was able to get a complete count of the largest.