Decay - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current (syn: decline)
- the organic phenomenon of rotting (syn: decomposition)
- an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
- the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation (syn: disintegration)
- fall into decay or ruin (syn: crumble, dilapidate)
- undergo decay or decomposition
dead plants and leaves decayed by bacteria
She believes that the moral fiber of our society is decaying.
The city's neighborhoods are decaying.
the decay of dead plants and leaves
She writes about the moral decay of our society.
the patient's physical and mental decay
The city's neighborhoods are in slow decay.
Almost every thing which corrupts the soul decays the body.
Ancient families decayed into the humble vale of life.
The building fell into decay.
Uncle John had begun to show symptoms of decay.
At present, the decay of a town implies the decay of the trade of the town.
Her body was already starting to decay.
Most archaeological finds are broken, damaged, or decayed.
Hundreds of historic buildings are being allowed to decay.
present participle: decaying
past tense: decayed
past participle: decayed