Wet rot

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wet rot

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

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