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Definition 1: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for rot in the sense of this definition

(rot is a kind of ...) a worthless message

(... is a kind of rot ) obscene words for unacceptable behavior

"I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk" "what he said was mostly bull"

Definition 2: (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for rot in the sense of this definition

(rot is a kind of ...) the process of gradually becoming inferior

(rot belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 3: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for rot in the sense of this definition

(rot is a kind of ...) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

"the corpse was in an advanced state of decay" "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"

(... is a kind of rot ) in a state of progressive putrefaction

Definition 4: become physically weaker - [verb of body]

Samples where rot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world

Synonyms for rot in the sense of this definition

(rot is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Her condition deteriorated" "Conditions in the slums degenerated" "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

(... is a kind of rot ) undergo necrosis

"the tissue around the wound necrosed"

Definition 5: break down - [verb of change]

Samples where rot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bodies decomposed in the heat

Synonyms for rot in the sense of this definition

(rot is a kind of ...) undergo decay or decomposition

"The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

(... is a kind of rot ) break down naturally through the action of biological agents

"Plastic bottles do not biodegrade"

(... is a kind of rot ) suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste

"hang the venison for a few days"

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