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

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