Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rot

3 senses of rot

Sense 1
putrefaction, rot -- (a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor)
       => decay -- (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")

Sense 2
decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction -- ((biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action)
       => decay -- (the process of gradually becoming inferior)

Sense 3
bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash -- (unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements))
       => drivel, garbage -- (a worthless message)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rot

2 senses of rot

Sense 1
decompose, rot, molder, moulder -- (break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat")
       => decay -- (undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated")

Sense 2
waste, rot -- (become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world")
       => devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")

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