"rots" in the noun sense
1. putrefaction, rot
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
2. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction, breakdown
biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
3. bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash
unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
"rots" in the verb sense
1. decompose, rot, molder, moulder
"The bodies decomposed in the heat"
2. waste, rot
become physically weaker
"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
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