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Meaning of "wet rot" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WET ROT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WET ROT

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Wet rot is a noun.
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WHAT DOES WET ROT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wet rot in the English dictionary

The definition of wet rot in the dictionary is a state of decay in timber caused by various fungi, esp Coniophora puteana. The hyphal strands of the fungus are seldom visible and affected timber turns dark brown. Other definition of wet rot is any of the fungi causing this decay.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WET ROT

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wet dream
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wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer

WORDS THAT END LIKE WET ROT

black rot
brown rot
carrot
Diderot
dry rot
foot rot
foxtrot
hoof rot
noble rot
on the trot
parrot
Pierrot
potato ring rot
ring rot
rot
Sderot
soft rot
tarot
tooth rot
trot

Synonyms and antonyms of wet rot in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wet rot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WET ROT

Find out the translation of wet rot to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wet rot from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wet rot» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

湿腐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

podredumbre húmeda
570 millions of speakers

English

wet rot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गीला सड़ांध
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

العفن الرطب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мокрая гниль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

podridão húmida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিজা রাস্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pourriture humide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Basah reput
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nassfäule
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

湿食
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

젖은 부패
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wet rot
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thối ướt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈரமான அழுகல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओले रॉट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yaş rot
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rot bagnato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mokra zgnilizna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мокра гниль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

putregai umed
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υγρή σήψη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nat rot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

våt röta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våt råte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wet rot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WET ROT»

The term «wet rot» is normally little used and occupies the 129.514 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WET ROT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wet rot

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WET ROT»

Discover the use of wet rot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wet rot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-to
Then, treat the moldy area by washing it with a fungicide solution or a mixture of 16 parts warm water and one part household bleach. Wet rot only occurs in lumber that has a high moisture content. Once the cause of the moisture is eliminated, ...
Albert Jackson, David Day, 2009
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Basic Civil Engineering
Wet rot 1. Dry rot (Fungus) : There are many forms of fungi and the important one is known as Merulium Lechrymans which causes special form of decay called dry rot which reduces the wood to powdery condition. Dry rot sets first in sap wood.
Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kr. Jain, 2003
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A Practical Guide to Repair and Maintenance of Houses
Wet rot It is usually much easier to deal with wet rot than with dry rot. Obviously the site of the trouble has to be examined carefully to pin point the cause of it. The most common cause of wet rot is cellar fungus. Wet rot does not attack dry timber.
P. Mytton-Davies, 1988
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Carpentry and Joinery for Advanced Craft Students: Site Practice
Wet rot This is another common type of wood- destroying fungus which is also known as cellar rot. Its name is Coniophora cerebella. Wet rot is mainly found in wet rather than damp conditions such as: Cellars Neglected external joinery Ends ...
Peter Brett, 1985
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The British Navy and the State in the Eighteenth Century
The planking near the waterline of a ship was most at risk from wet rot but was easily replaced. More at risk from wet and dry rot was the timber kept in the yards, especially if no particular care was taken with its storage. Ships standing in frame  ...
Clive Wilkinson, 2004
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Building Pathology: Deterioration, Diagnostics, and Intervention
Wet rot is a less serious affliction than dry rot. Because wet rot does not have the ability to transport moisture, its attack is more localized. To facilitate growth, wet rot needs a moisture content above 25 percent. When conditions are suitable, wet ...
Samuel Y. Harris, 2001
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Understanding Housing Defects
As mentioned previously there are a number of fungi which can be identified by the term 'wet rot', but it is normal to consider them under this single heading. The table on the opposite page summarises the identifying characteristics ofthe ...
Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing, Roger Heath, 2013
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Carpentry and Joinery
Wet rot, also known as cellar rot, is the result of the fungus Coniophora puteana, which is mainly found in wet rather than damp conditions such as: □ cellars; □ neglected external joinery; □ ends of rafters; □ under leaking sinks or baths; ...
Peter Brett, 2005
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Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings
Wet rot and its prevention Wet rot is caused principally by Coniphora puteana, the cellar fungus, which occurs more frequently, but is less serious, than dry rot. Decay of timber due to wet rot is confined to timbers that are in damp situations ...
Stephen Emmitt, Christopher A. Gorse, 2013
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Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future
Wet rot In comparison,wet rot is remarkably innocuous. Called by its Latin name of Coniophora Puteana, it requiresa higher moisture content to be sustained over a long period. It can be dangerous in that as the moisture content dries out to, ...
Carole Ryan, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WET ROT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wet rot is used in the context of the following news items.
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Medieval marvel at risk from rot and deathwatch beetle
A rare medieval church roof in Suffolk is at risk of being destroyed by deathwatch beetle and wet rot. The ceiling's said to be one of the finest examples in Europe ... «ITV News, May 15»
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Root rots of green beans and lima beans can be a problem
In very young plants, Pythium sp. causes a wet rot and soon kills the plants. Often a cottony growth can be seen on infected crowns. Larger plants often wilt and ... «NOLA.com, Apr 15»
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New website gives homeowners insight into rot issues
Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, said: “Dry rot and wet rot can affect buildings of all ages and if decay is discovered it should be identified and ... «SourceWire, Mar 15»
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Elizabethan museum falling apart 'because decorators used wrong …
... survey which has revealed cracked rendering, wet rot and leaking chimneys. ... causing blemishes within the plaster-work and wet rot deterioration to the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 14»
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Matters to consider before purchasing a character home
Damp and dry and wet rot: These are devastating to discover in your home, although in my experience working with a professional company which uses ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 14»
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Garden Q&A: Keep squash foliage dry to avoid wet rot
Most vegetables don't like wet foliage. Choanephora wet rot is a fungus encouraged by warm, rainy days with overcast, humid conditions. Overhead watering ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 14»
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Tips on dealing with subsidence, rising damp, and dry rot
Dry rot can take hold in warm, unseen parts of a building and can be difficult to see for some time. ... Oddly, wet rot is less invasive and less serious than dry rot. «Irish Examiner, Sep 13»
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Learning not to despair when the rot sets in
“You get wet rot and dry rot, which are basically different kinds of fungus – little organisms that corrupt everything. The brown slime you get on softwood windows ... «New Statesman, Feb 13»
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Banish bunch rot in wine grapes
Bunch rot often begins in one or a few berries, usually at the site of an injury or a ... Another, more sporadic disease is sour rot, which is a wet rot that smells ... «Western Farm Press, Aug 12»
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Protesters offered Maerdy church in Rhondda for £1000
"They said £100,000 would secure the roof and solve the dry and wet rot problems." "We can raise the £1,000, but will need to start fundraising towards the ... «BBC News, Jul 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wet rot [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wet-rot>. Jul 2019 ».
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