Water-rot
Water-rot Wa"ter-rot`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water-rotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water-rotting}.] To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water-rotted — Water rot Wa ter rot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water rotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water rotting}.] To rot by steeping in water; to water ret; as, to water rot hemp or flax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-rotting — Water rot Wa ter rot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water rotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water rotting}.] To rot by steeping in water; to water ret; as, to water rot hemp or flax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-ret — Wa ter ret , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water retted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water retting}.] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water rot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-retted — Water ret Wa ter ret , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water retted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water retting}.] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water rot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-retting — Water ret Wa ter ret , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water retted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water retting}.] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water rot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water-ret — v. a. Water rot …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rot — /rot/, v., rotted, rotting, n., interj. v.i. 1. to undergo decomposition; decay. 2. to deteriorate, disintegrate, fall, or become weak due to decay (often fol. by away, from, off, etc.). 3. to languish, as in confinement. 4. to become morally… …   Universalium

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