Dictionary Results for decays


1. decay - noun

· the process of gradually becoming inferior

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity




2. decay - noun

· a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

Synonym(s): decline

Hypernym(s): decrease, decrement




3. decay - noun

· the organic phenomenon of rotting

Synonym(s): decomposition

Hypernym(s): organic_phenomenon




4. decay - noun

· 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(s): unsoundness




5. decay - noun

· the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

Synonym(s): radioactive_decay, disintegration

Hypernym(s): nuclear_reaction




6. decay - verb

· lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

Synonym(s): disintegrate, decompose

Hypernym(s): change_integrity




7. decay - verb

· fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

Synonym(s): crumble, dilapidate

Hypernym(s): change




8. decay - verb

· undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

Hypernym(s): change





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