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rot

Pronunciation: /rɑːt; rɒt/

Translation of rot in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Biology/Biología] podredumbre (feminine), putrefacción (feminine) 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/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], tonterías (feminine plural), paparruchas (feminine plural) [colloquial/familiar]
    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/verbo intransitivo (-tt-)

  • [plant/flesh] pudrirse* to rot away pudrirse* to rot down [compost] descomponerse* to rot in jail pudrirse* en la cárcel she was rotting (away) in a dead-end job se estaba pudriendo en un trabajo sin futuro

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-tt-)

  • [wood/tree] pudrir* sugar rots the teeth el azúcar pica or caria los dientes

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