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rot in Biology topic

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