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Synonym of Decay

Decay Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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decay
Synonyms and related words:
ablate, ablation, atomization, atomize, atrophy, biodegradability, biodegradation, break down, break up, breakup, canker, caries, carrion, catalysis, catalyst, collapse, come apart, consume, contaminate, corrode, corrosion, corrupt, corruption, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, crumbling, curdle, dandruff, debilitate, decadence, decline, decompose, decomposition, decrease, defile, degenerate, degeneration, degradability, degradation, deteriorate, deterioration, dialysis, dilapidate, dilapidation, diminish, disintegrate, disintegration, disjoin, disjunction, disorganization, disorganize, dissociation, dissolution, dissolve, downfall, dry rot, dwindle, ebb, enfeeble, erode, erosion, excrement, fading, failing, fall into decay, fall to pieces, ferment, fester, filth, fission, foul matter, foulness, furfur, gangrene, go bad, go off, go to pieces, go to pot, go to seed, hydrolysis, hydrolyst, incoherence, mess, mildew, mold, molder, mortification, mortify, mould, moulder, muck, mucus, necrose, necrosis, obscenity, ordure, oxidation, oxidization, perish, photolysis, pollute, pus, putrefaction, putrefy, putresce, putrescence, putrid matter, putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankle, rankness, ravages of time, resolution, rot, rottenness, rotting, ruin, rust, sap, scurf, scuz, slime, slough, smut, snot, sordes, sour, sphacelate, sphacelation, sphacelus, split, splitting, spoil, spoilage, suppurate, taint, thermolysis, tooth decay, turn, undermine, wane, waste away, wasting, weaken, weakening, wear, wear and tear, wear away, wither, work, wreck,
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
decay

Noun
1. the process of gradually becoming inferior
(hypernym) natural process, natural action, action, activity
(hyponym) cavity, caries, dental caries, tooth decay
2. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
(synonym) decline
(hypernym) decrease, decrement
(hyponym) exponential decay, exponential return
(derivation) disintegrate, decompose
3. the organic phenomenon of rotting
(synonym) decomposition
(hypernym) 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"
(hypernym) unsoundness
(hyponym) putrefaction, rot
(derivation) crumble, delapidate
5. the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
(synonym) radioactive decay, disintegration
(hypernym) nuclear reaction
(hyponym) alpha decay
(derivation) disintegrate, decompose

Verb
1. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
(synonym) disintegrate, decompose
(hypernym) change integrity
(verb-group) disintegrate
(derivation) radioactive decay, disintegration
(classification) physics, physical science, natural philosophy
2. fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
(synonym) crumble, delapidate
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) deteriorate
3. undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) decompose, rot, molder, moulder
(derivation) decomposition

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