rot

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Plain form
rot

Third-person singular
rots

Past tense
rotted

Past participle
rotted

Present participle
rotting

  1. If something rots it spoils. Rotting is how something turns into dirt (soil) because of bacteria and fungus.
    We through out the fruit that rots.
    The police found the rotting body of someone who was killed.

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Noun[change]

Singular
rot

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable), (informal) Rot is material is decaying (rotting) and has decayed (rotted) a lot already.
    The log was full of rot so it broke easily.
  2. (uncountable), (informal) Rot is the act of decaying (rotting).
    We put our food in the freezer to avoid rot.

Citations[change]

  1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/soft%20rot