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Rot
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Rot as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

30 March 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 59 answers for the crossword clue 'Rot', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Rot a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Rot as an answer itself some 280 times.

Rot is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 02 April 2021 with the answer being DECAY, we also found DECAY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
  • Break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
  • (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
  • A state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
  • Become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Rot'.

  • ort
  • Tor A high rocky hill

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

DRY
A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

4 Letters

BOSH
Pretentious or silly talk or writing

BUNK
A bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

GUFF
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

TOSH
Pretentious or silly talk or writing

TURN
Get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"

WOOD
A golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; "metal woods are now standard"

5 Letters

DECAY
Fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

GOBAD
Stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

HOKUM
A message that seems to convey no meaning

HOOEY
Senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"

SPOIL
Treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

TRIPE
Lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food

WASTE
Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

6 Letters

BUNKUM
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

BUSHWA

DRIVEL
Saliva spilling from the mouth

FESTER
A sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

HUMBUG
Communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive

MOLDER
Break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

7 Letters

BALONEY
Pretentious or silly talk or writing

BLARNEY
Flattery designed to gain favor

CORRODE
Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

CRUMBLE
Fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

DISEASE
An impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

EYEWASH
Lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes

GARBAGE
A worthless message

HOGWASH
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

MOULDER
Break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

PUTREFY
Become putrid; decay with an offensive smell; "organic matter putrefies"

ROTTING
(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

RUBBISH
Nonsensical talk or writing

TWADDLE
Pretentious or silly talk or writing

8 Letters

BUNCOMBE
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

CLAPTRAP
Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

FALDERAL

FLUMMERY
Meaningless ceremonies and flattery

LANGUISH
Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"

MALARKEY
Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"

NONSENSE
Ornamental objects of no great value

SPOILAGE
The act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"

9 Letters

DECOMPOSE
Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

GIBBERISH
Unintelligible talking

GOTOWASTE

MOONSHINE
Whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

POPPYCOCK
Senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"

10 Letters

APPLESAUCE
Nonsensical talk or writing

BALDERDASH
Trivial nonsense

CORRUPTION
Inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony); "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"

DEGENERATE
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

FLAPDOODLE

11 Letters

DETERIORATE
Grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

12 Letters

BLATHERSKITE
Foolish gibberish

DISINTEGRATE
Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

GOBBLEDYGOOK
Incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists

PUTREFACTION
Moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"

UTTERRUBBISH

13 Letters

DECOMPOSITION
The analysis of a vector field

DETERIORATION
A symptom of reduced quality or strength

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