Rotting - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɑːtɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word rotting
Brit.  |ˈrɒtɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word rotting
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to rot

noun

- (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action (syn: breakdown, decomposition, putrefaction, rot)

Examples

...a rotting tomato slowly deliquescing in the hot summer sun...

the fetid odor of rotting vegetables

...the terrible smell of rotting fish made me gag...

Their heads and quarters were still rotting on poles.

The soil in the forest is rich with dead leaves and branches that have been rotting away for centuries.

All the woodwork was rotting away.

The sickening stench of rotting rubbish rose into the air.

Any prospective buyer will be turned off by the sight of rotting wood.

the nauseating smell of rotting fish

the nauseating smell of rotting garbage

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