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  Words related to decay

Related / Similar Words: decomposition, decline, radioactive decay, disintegration, crumble, delapidate, disintegrate, decompose

 

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

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    Hyponyms: exponential decay, exponential return, cavity, caries, dental caries, tooth decay, corruption, decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction, dilapidation, ruin, spoilage, spoiling, alpha decay, beta decay, disintegration, deterioration, impairment, deteriorate, corrode, rust, weather, erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away, wilt, droop, break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart, decompose, molder, moulder, spoil, go bad, putrefy, deliquesce

     

    Grouped Verbs: disintegrate

     

    Derivational Morphology: decompose, rot, molder, moulder, crumble, delapidate, disintegrate, decomposition, decadent, radioactive decay, disintegration, decline

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 腐爛   Dutch: verrotten  
    Finnish: mädäntyä   French: pourrir  
    Georgian: ლპობა   German: faulen  
    Hungarian: korhad   Italian: imputridire  
    Japanese: (1) 朽ちる   Korean: 썩다  
    Portuguese: apodrecer   Russian: гнить  
    Spanish: pudrirse   Swedish: ruttna  
     
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