1. present participle of rot#English|rot

rotting (plural rottings)

  1. The process by which something rots.
    • 1686, Robert Plot, The Natural History of Staffordshire (page 214)
      […] the mould on the boles of the other [trees], that lyes commonly there, and is made of the annual rottings of their own leaves.
  2. Material that has rotted.
    • , Possum
      From the compost rinds and rottings, from the garbage peels, from the shadows' darkness, darkness, this guttered meal and all its redolence.
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