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American English: /rɑt/
British English: /rɒt/

Translation of rot in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (Biology) the rot set in
    las cosas empezaron a decaer or a venirse abajo
    we must stop the rot
    hay que tomar medidas para cortar por lo sano
    Example sentences
    • Bacterial stalk rot can affect the plant at any node from the soil surface up to the ear leaves and tassels.
    • Charcoal rot is a fungal disease favored by hot, dry weather at this stage in crop development.
    • Such antagonism may also protect the corn plant from the E verticillioides disease, stalk rot.
    1.2 (nonsense)
    (especially British English) [colloquial]
    tonterías (feminine plural)
    paparruchas (feminine plural) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • In our school, you're not allowed to climb trees - liabilities and all that rot.
    • They say it's to incite a new nationalistic spirit or some such rot.
    • You've just been in terrible trouble for saying that feminism is all rot and that it went off in the wrong direction.

intransitive verb -tt-

  • (plant/flesh)
    to rot away
    to rot down (compost)
    to rot in jail she was rotting (away) in a dead-end job
    se estaba pudriendo en un trabajo sin futuro
    Example sentences
    • After a few days, the sought after botrytis-infected grape can rot further by the action of another fungus into a gooey grey lump.
    • The rubbish rots and gives off gases like methane which is potentially explosive as well as adding to global warming.
    • Potatoes rotted in the hold and drinking water grew thick and poured like oil.

transitive verb -tt-

  • (wood/tree)
    sugar rots the teeth
    el azúcar pica or caria los dientes

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