How Do You Spell ROTTING?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɒtɪŋ] (IPA)

The word "rotting" is spelled with two t's to indicate the double consonant sound. In IPA phonetic transcription, the word is pronounced as /ˈrɒtɪŋ/, with the stress on the first syllable. The sound "t" is represented with the symbol /t/, and the short "o" sound is represented with the symbol /ɒ/. The word describes the process of decay or decomposition, and is commonly used to describe the condition of organic matter that is in a state of putrefaction.

ROTTING Meaning and Definition

  1. Rotting refers to the process of decomposition or decay that occurs in organic matter, such as plants, animals, or other organic substances, due to the actions of bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms. It is a natural process that breaks down the complex organic compounds into simpler substances and returns the nutrients back to the ecosystem.

    During rotting, the organic matter undergoes several biochemical reactions, resulting in a breakdown of its molecular structure. This process is often accompanied by a characteristic foul odor, as well as the formation of a slimy or mushy texture. The presence of moisture and warmth enables the growth of microorganisms that contribute to rotting.

    Rotting can occur in various settings, including natural environments like forests, where fallen leaves or dead animals decompose over time. It can also occur in artificial conditions, such as when food is left exposed to air or lacks proper refrigeration.

    While rotting is generally associated with the decomposition of organic matter in an undesirable or unpleasant manner, it plays a vital role in nutrient recycling and ecosystem functioning. It helps break down dead organisms and waste materials, releasing essential nutrients and minerals into the soil or water, which can then be used by other living organisms.

    In summary, rotting is a natural process of decomposition that involves the breakdown of organic matter into simpler substances through the action of microorganisms. It plays a crucial role in nutrient recycling and maintaining the balance of ecosystems, although it is often associated with a foul odor and a decayed appearance.

  2. Decomposing wholly or partially.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of ROTTING

The word "rotting" is derived from the verb "rot", which originated in Middle English as "rotien". This Middle English term can be traced back to the Old English word "rotian", meaning "to decay or putrefy". "Rotian" ultimately descends from the Proto-Germanic root "rutōną", which carried a similar meaning of "to destroy or decay".

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Plural form of ROTTING is ROTTINGS

Conjugate verb Rotting


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