Definitions and translations for "decay"

Definition of decay

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Noun
1. The process or result of being gradually decomposed.
2. A deterioration of condition.
Verb
3. To deteriorate, to get worse, to lose strength or health, to decline in quality.
The pair loved to take pictures in the decaying hospital on forty-third street.
1. Of storage media or the data on them To undergo bit rot, that is, gradual degradation.
2. Of software To undergo software rot, that is, to fail to be updated in a changing environment,so as to eventually become legacy or obsolete.
3. Of a satellite's orbit To undergo prolonged reduction in altitude (above the orbited body).
2009, Francis Lyall, Paul B. Larsen, Space Law: A Treatise, page 120:
4. To rot, to go bad.
The cat's body decayed rapidly.
5. To change by undergoing fission, by emitting radiation, or by capturing or losing one or more electrons.
6. To undergo optical decay, that is, to relax to a less excited state, usually by emitting a photon or phonon.
7. Loss of airspeed due to drag.
8. To cause to rot or deteriorate.
The extreme humidity decayed the wooden sculptures in the museum's collection in a matter of years.
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English - English - decay

Pronunciation
n. rot, putrefaction, decomposition
v. rot, decompose; deteriorate, waste away

English - Spanish - decay

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s. descomposición, putrefacción; caries, cariadura; decadencia, decaimiento, descaecimiento, mengua
v. corromperse, cariarse, descomponerse, encarroñarse, malearse, pudrirse; decaer, caer en decadencia, declinar, menguar, perecer, venir a menos; ser decadente

English - French - decay

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n. pourriture, putréfaction
v. faire pourrir; dégénérer

English - German - decay

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n. Verfall, Zerfall; Fäulnis; Verrotten
v. verfallen, verfaulen, verrotten

English - Indonesian - decay

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n. kebusukan, kerusakan, kehilangan, kekurangan
v. busuk: menjadi busuk, rusak, runtuh, membusukkan, busuk: membuat busuk

English - Italian - decay

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s. decomposizione, imputridimento; marciume; (fig) decadimento, decadenza, declino; deperimento, indebolimento, calo; (Fis) disintegrazione; (Dent) carie
v. decomporsi, marcire, guastarsi, imputridire; (fig) deperire, indebolirsi; decadere, deteriorarsi, declinare; (fig) andare in rovina; (Fis) disintegrarsi; (Dent) cariarsi

English - Polish - decay

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n. upadek, schyłek, wietrzenie, uwiąd, zanik, zanikanie, zatrata, niszczenie, gnicie, przegnicie, zgnicie, rozkład, rozłożenie się, rozpad, próchnica, próchnienie
v. chylić się ku upadkowi, niknąć, niszczeć, zanikać, marnieć, gnoić się, zmarnieć, pognić, zgnić, przegnić, obumierać, zamierać, próchnieć, spróchnieć, zetleć, przekwitać, wietrzeć, zmurszeć, zaniknąć, zamrzeć

English - Portuguese - decay

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s. decadência
v. decair; sacrificar

English - Romanian - decay

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n. descompunere, putrezire, dărăpănare, ruină, ruinare, decădere, decadenţă, prăbuşire, slăbire, declin, marasm
v. putrezi, descompune: se descompune, face să putrezească, altera: se altera, strica: se strica, ruina: se ruina, distruge, destrăma, decădea, face să decadă, scădea, caria: se caria, îmbătrâni

English - Russian - decay

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с. гниение, разложение, разрушение; распад, загнивание, тление
г. гнить, разлагаться, ветшать, истлевать, портиться

English - Turkish - decay

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f. çürütmek, çürümek, bozmak, bozulmak; zayıflamak, halsiz düşmek; parçalanmak, dağılmak; azalmak
i. bozulma, çürüme, çürük, çürütme; zayıflama; ayrışma; çöküş, yıkılma, yıkılış; düşkünlük;

English - Ukrainian - decay

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n. гниття, розкладання, ослаблення, занепад, радіоактивний розпад, розпад
v. гнити, розкладатися, псуватися, занепадати, руйнуватися, чахнути, згасати, опускати, гноїти, загнивати, зблякнути, згнити, марніти, перетрухати

English - Dutch - decay

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zn. verval, bederf
ww. vervallen, rotten

English - Greek - decay

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ουσ. σαπίζω, παρακμάζω, φθορά, σήψη, παρακμή, σαπίλα, αποσύνθεση, σάπισμα
ρήμ. φθίνω

English - Arabic - decay

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‏إنحلال، خمج، عفن، فساد، خراب، بلي، تعفن، الإضمحلال، التضاؤل، تناقض تلقائي‏
‏تفسخ، ذوى، فسد، إنحط، ضمحل، تفتت، تدهور، أضعف، وهن، رم‏

English - Chinese - decay

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(名) 腐朽, 腐烂; 衰败; 蛀牙; 衰退
(动) 腐朽, 腐烂; 衰败; 蛀蚀; 衰退; 使腐朽, 使腐烂; 使蛀坏

English - Chinese - decay

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(名) 腐朽, 腐爛; 衰敗; 蛀牙; 衰退
(動) 腐朽, 腐爛; 衰敗; 蛀蝕; 衰退; 使腐朽, 使腐爛; 使蛀壞

English - Hindi - decay

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n. सड़न, गलन, क्षय, ह्रास, नाश, स्वास्थ्य की खराबी
v. सड़ना, गलना, नष्ट होना, ह्रास होना, क्षीण करना, क्षीण होना, बिगड़ना

English - Japanese - decay

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(動) 腐る; 虫歯にする; 朽ちる; 衰える
(名) 腐食; 虫歯; 衰退; 崩壊

English - Korean - decay

Pronunciation
명. 부식, 부패
동. 부식하다, 부패하다; 퇴화하다, 시들어 떨어지다

English - Vietnamese - decay

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n. sự sa sút, sự suy vi, sự điêu tàn, trạng thái mục nát, bịnh hư
v. suy đồi, đồi phế, đổ nát, tàn úa, suy nhược, tiêu tan, làm hư, làm thúi
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Verb forms for decay
Present participle: decaying
Present: decay (3.person: decays)
Past: decayed
Future: will decay
Present conditional: would decay
Present Perfect: have decayed (3.person: has decayed)
Past Perfect: had decayed
Future Perfect: will have decayed
Past conditional: would have decayed