verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of decay
synonym study for decay
OTHER WORDS FROM decay
Words nearby decay
Example sentences from the Web for decayed
An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
This may be the region where Islam was born, but it is also the place where Islam has lately festered and decayed.
No one knows whether a gentlewoman takes boarders because she has decayed or whether she decays because she takes them.The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
This plant, is found quite frequently on decayed branches and logs about Chillicothe.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
A well was under the east end of this church, late turned to a pumpe, but decayed.The Survey of London|John Stow
They were, however, only the stems of decayed trees, or distorted branches bending over the waters.On the Banks of the Amazon|W.H.G. Kingston
The soil is the natural disintegrated rock, rich in the mineral elements, but lacking in decayed vegetable matter.Checking the Waste|Mary Huston Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for decayed
- (of an atomic nucleus) to undergo radioactive disintegration
- (of an elementary particle) to transform into two or more different elementary particles
- See radioactive decay
- a spontaneous transformation of an elementary particle into two or more different particles
- of an excited atom or molecule, losing energy by the spontaneous emission of photons