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

Translation of rot in Spanish:


  • 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.
  • 2 (nonsense) (esp British) [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 present participle rotting past tense, past participle rotted

  • (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 present participle rotting past tense, past participle rotted

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