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decay



I - noun
1. the process of gradually becoming inferior (Freq. 2)
Hypernyms:
natural process, natural action, action, activity
Hyponyms:
cavity, caries, dental caries, tooth decay, corruption,
decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction, dilapidation, ruin,
spoilage, spoiling
2. a gradual decrease;
as of stored charge or current (Freq. 2)
Syn:
decline
Hypernyms:
decrease, decrement
Hyponyms:
exponential decay, exponential return
3. the organic phenomenon of rotting (Freq. 1)
Syn:
decomposition
Derivationally related forms:
decompositional (for: decomposition), decompose (for: decomposition)
Hypernyms:
organic phenomenon
4. 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
Hypernyms:
unsoundness
Hyponyms:
putrefaction, rot, decomposition, disintegration, deterioration,
impairment, rancidity
5. the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
Syn:
radioactive decay, disintegration
Derivationally related forms:
disintegrate (for: disintegration)
Hypernyms:
nuclear reaction
Hyponyms:
alpha decay, beta decay

II - verb
1. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current (Freq. 3)
- the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process
Syn:
disintegrate, decompose
Derivationally related forms:
disintegration (for: disintegrate)
Topics:
physics, natural philosophy
Hypernyms:
change integrity
Verb Group:
disintegrate
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
2. fall into decay or ruin (Freq. 2)
- The unoccupied house started to decay
Syn:
crumble, dilapidate
Derivationally related forms:
decadent
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
deteriorate, corrode, rust, weather, erode,
gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away, wilt, droop,
ruin, break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
3. undergo decay or decomposition
- The body started to decay and needed to be cremated
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
decompose, rot, molder, moulder, spoil,
go bad, putrefy, deliquesce
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s

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