Dewrot Dew"rot`, v. t. To rot, as flax or hemp, by exposure to rain, dew, and sun. See {Dewretting}. [1913 Webster]

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  • dewrot — transitive verb see dewret …   Useful english dictionary

  • dewret — transitive verb also dewrot ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (dewretted ; dewretted ; dewretting ; dewrets) Etymology: dewret from dew (I) + ret (to soak); dewrot by folk etymology (influence of rot, v.) from dewret : to ret (flax or hemp) by exposure to rain, dew,… …   Useful english dictionary

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