Definition for ROT'TEN

ROT'TEN, a. [rot'n; Sw. rutten.]

  1. Putrid; carious; decomposed by the natural process of decay; as, a rotten plank.
  2. Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective in principle; treacherous; deceitful.
  3. Defective in substance; not sound or hard. Knolles.
  4. Fetid; ill smelling. Shak.

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