Wet rot

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wet rot

[′wet ‚rät]
(materials)
Fungal decay of wood with a high moisture content.

Wet rot

A fungus that feeds on wood and destroys wet timber; most often found in cellars, neglected external joinery, and rafter ends. Causes timber to soften, darken and develop cracks along the grain and lose strength.

wet rot

The decay of timber having a high moisture content, as a result of the attack of fungi.