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Synonyms for decay

Synonyms for (noun) decay

Synonyms: decay, decomposition Definition: the organic phenomenon of rotting

Similar words: organic phenomenon Definition: (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

Synonyms: decay, decline Definition: a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

Similar words: decrease, decrement Definition: a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Synonyms: decay Definition: the process of gradually becoming inferior

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity

Synonyms: decay, disintegration, radioactive decay Definition: the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

Similar words: nuclear reaction Definition: (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei

Synonyms: decay Definition: an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying Usage: the corpse was in an advanced state of decay; the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair

Similar words: unsoundness Definition: a condition of damage or decay

Synonyms for (verb) decay

Synonyms: dilapidate, crumble, decay Definition: fall into decay or ruin Usage: The unoccupied house started to decay

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: disintegrate, decay, decompose Definition: lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current Usage: the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

Similar words: change integrity Definition: change in physical make-up

Synonyms: decay Definition: undergo decay or decomposition Usage: The body started to decay and needed to be cremated

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night