Pronunciation: (dōt), [key]
—v., dot•ed, dot•ing,
1. to bestow or express excessive love or fondness habitually (usually fol. by on or upon): They dote on their youngest daughter.
2. to show a decline of mental faculties, esp. associated with old age.
decay of wood.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.