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dry rot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Building
dry rotˌdry ˈrot noun [uncountable]  HBTBa disease in wood that turns it into powder
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dry rotThe place stank of paraffin and turpentine and dry rot.Next came reddish-brown dry rot that turned quickly into smelly slime.They had also done something terrible to the boiler, and discovered dry rot in the airing-cupboard.There are two possible strategies for the treatment of an attack of dry rot.Frequently wet rot or dry rot is identified.It kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm, and penetrates deeply to protect against future attack.If it isn't the dry rot in the roof, it's insects chewing the timbers.He knew that the corner section of the porch floor sagged wit1i dry rot.
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