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de·cay

decay

 
 
pronunciation:
dih keI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: decays, decaying, decayed
definition: to break down or become destroyed by a slow, natural process.
Leaves decay on the forest floor.
synonyms:
rot, spoil
similar words:
corrode
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part of speech: noun
definition: the process of breaking down or becoming destroyed.
Daily brushing helps prevent tooth decay.
similar words:
corrosion
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derivation: decayable (adj.)
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