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rot in Biology topic

rotrot2 noun  1 [uncountable]HBDECAY the natural process of decaying, or the part of something that has decayed the smell of rot wood that is soft with rot dry rot2 [singular, uncountable] a state in which something becomes bad or does not work as well as it should He criticized the talk shows as ‘cultural rot’.stop the rot British English (=stop a bad situation getting worse) The team has enough good players to stop the rot.the rot set in British English (=a situation started to get worse) It was after he left the company that the rot set in.3 [uncountable] British English old-fashionedUNTRUE nonsense You do talk rot!
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rotDamp must not be allowed to enter as rot can quickly result.They went through all that boring rot about the war again.They had also done something terrible to the boiler, and discovered dry rot in the airing-cupboard.Economic specialists hope to guide the country out of its economic rot.To me it held overtones of rot and decomposition, perhaps imaginary because of my worries about the condition of the raft.Joe recommended that everyone thoroughly dried and massaged their feet before climbing into a sleeping bag or they risked skin rot.In all the circumstances some rot of some kind was almost inevitable in a good proportion of gliders.As far as Greenpeace is concerned - unless the rot is stopped now rivers like the Severn are doomed to slow death by poisoning.Above all the drift to a self-seeking, self-satisfying, self-fulfilling approach to relationships is where the rot is really setting in.The wood was soft with rot.the rot set inWe wormed and wriggled his way through to touch down and the rot set in.