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1. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground.

Synonyms

  • ginseng
  • sarsaparilla root
  • root hair
  • calamus
  • oyster plant
  • prop root
  • horseradish root
  • salsify
  • dasheen
  • chicory
  • orris
  • root system
  • senega
  • Hottentot bread
  • taproot
  • horseradish
  • root cap
  • adventitious root
  • rootlet
  • chicory root
  • bark
  • briarroot
  • plant organ
  • rootage
  • mandrake
  • pneumatophore
  • eddo
  • parenchyma
  • licorice root
  • taro
  • manioc
  • parsnip
  • orrisroot
  • carrot
  • Hottentot's bread
  • cocoyam
  • radish
  • cassava

Antonyms

  • autumnal equinox
  • inelasticity
  • ancestor
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Root Rot

  • konsultat
  • montserrat
  • vancott
  • qiryat
  • marcott
  • kiryat
  • forgot
  • boitnott
  • squat
  • sprott
  • sadat
  • refaat
  • perrott
  • minot
  • massat
  • malott
  • lamott
  • labatt
  • demott
  • cannot
  • batat
  • ascott
  • trott
  • trot
  • swat
  • surat
  • stott
  • staat
  • spot
  • slott

Example sentences of the word root-rot


1. Noun Phrase
Wet, soggy soil will only encourage root rot and stunt the growth of the juniper.

2. Noun Phrase
More frequent watering will result in root rot and the failure of the sucker.

3. Noun Phrase
While all these pathogens can lead to root rot, they might occur at different growth stages.

4. Noun Phrase
Prevention is the best way to ensure you don't lose a pumpkin crop to root rot.

2. root

verb. ['ˈruːt'] take root and begin to grow.

Antonyms

  • child

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.

Synonyms

  • root word
  • descriptor
  • signifier
  • theme
  • word form
  • radical
  • stem
  • form

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] the place where something begins, where it springs into being.

Synonyms

  • birthplace
  • source
  • provenance
  • point source
  • place of origin
  • wellhead
  • jumping-off place
  • trailhead
  • head
  • cradle
  • derivation
  • fountainhead
  • headwater
  • trail head
  • origin
  • wellspring
  • headspring
  • home
  • beginning
  • provenience
  • point of departure
  • spring
  • rootage

Antonyms

  • death
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • ending

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation.

Synonyms

  • set

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number.

Synonyms

  • cube root
  • number

Antonyms

  • subordinate
  • descending
  • absolute

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes.

Synonyms

  • signifier
  • word form
  • etymon
  • form

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rot

verb. ['ˈrɑːt'] break down.

Synonyms

  • decompose
  • biodegrade
  • molder
  • hang
  • moulder

Antonyms

  • levitation
  • sharpen
  • win
  • stay

Etymology

  • rotten (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. rot

noun. ['ˈrɑːt'] (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.

Synonyms

  • putrefaction
  • decomposition
  • rotting

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • conserve
  • providence
  • hospitable

Etymology

  • rotten (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. rot

noun. ['ˈrɑːt'] a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor.

Synonyms

  • putrefaction
  • corruption
  • putridness
  • putrescence
  • rottenness

Antonyms

  • divest
  • overspend
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • rotten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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