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dry rot

noun

1 dry rot

A crumbling and drying of timber or bulbs or potatoes or fruit caused by a fungus.

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 659: deterioration, debasement; wane, ebb; recession etc. 287; retrogradation etc. 283; decrease etc. 36.    ... show more

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Polish: mursz, zgnilizna drewna



2 dry rot

A fungus causing dry rot.


Moby thesaurus: blast, blight, cancer, canker, caries, carrion, decay, decomposition, foulness, fungus, gangrene, mildew, mold, mortification, moth, moth and rust, must, necrosis, pest, putrefaction ... show more.

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