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Synonyms for rot

Noun

1. putrefaction, rot, decay
usage: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
2. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction, decay
usage: (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
3. bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash, drivel, garbage
usage: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

Verb

1. decompose, rot, molder, moulder, decay
usage: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
2. waste, rot, devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate
usage: become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
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