intransitive & transitive verb

To decay or cause to decay and have a foul odor. synonym: decay.

To render putrid; cause to decay with an offensive odor; cause to become fetid by rotting. See putrefaction.

To make carious or gangrenous.

To corrupt; make foul or offensive.

Synonyms Decay, Corrupt, etc. See rot.

intransitive verb

To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.

transitive verb

To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.

transitive verb

To corrupt; to make foul.

transitive verb

To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous.


To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance.