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    decay

    decay - Dictionary definition and meaning for word decay

    Definition
    (noun) the process of gradually becoming inferior Definition
    (noun) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    Synonyms : decline
    Definition
    (noun) the organic phenomenon of rotting
    Synonyms : decomposition
    Definition
    (noun) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
    Example Sentence
    • the corpse was in an advanced state of decay
    • the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair
    Definition
    (noun) the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation Definition
    (verb) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    Synonyms : decompose , disintegrate
    Example Sentence
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process
    Definition
    (verb) fall into decay or ruin
    Synonyms : crumble , dilapidate
    Example Sentence
    • The unoccupied house started to decay
    Definition
    (verb) undergo decay or decomposition
    Example Sentence
    • The body started to decay and needed to be cremated
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