Synonyms of rot


1. putrefaction, rot, decay

usage: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

2. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction, decay

usage: (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

3. bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash, drivel, garbage

usage: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)


1. decompose, rot, molder, moulder, decay

usage: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

2. waste, rot, devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate

usage: become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

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Definition and meaning of rot (Dictionary)