Etymology
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rottenness (n.)

"state of being decayed or putrid, process of natural decomposition of animal or vegetable matter," mid-14c., from rotten + -ness. From c. 1400 as "decayed or decaying matter."

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Definitions of rottenness

rottenness (n.)
in a state of progressive putrefaction;
Synonyms: putrescence / putridness / corruption
rottenness (n.)
the quality of rotting and becoming putrid;
Synonyms: putrescence
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