Rotten

Definition of Rotten

Rot´ten
a.1.Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat.
You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate
As reek of the rotten fens.
- Shak.
2.Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone.
Rotten borough
See under Borough.
Rotten stone
(Min.) a soft stone, called also Tripoli (from the country from which it was formerly brought), used in all sorts of finer grinding and polishing in the arts, and for cleaning metallic substances. The name is also given to other friable siliceous stones applied to like uses.

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