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Decay

Pronunciation of Decay
/dɪkˈe͡ɪ/, /dɪkˈe‍ɪ/, /d_ɪ_k_ˈeɪ/

Antonyms for decay:

ripening, development, growth, improvement, develop, grow, ripen.

Synonyms for decay:

Sense 1

dereliction, perish, wear and tear, taint, biodegrade, carrion, putridness, depredation, regression, detriment, consumption, fester, implosion, fragmentation, degradation, putrescence, corrosion, turn sour, perversion, devastation, cave in, rottenness, depreciate, curdle.

Sense 2

damage, breakage, destruction, harm, vegetate, wreckage, demolition, detonation, corrode, disuse, breakdown, wear out, cavity.

Sense 3

die, fail, alter, aggravation, mold, sabotage.

Sense 4

sour.

Sense 5

go off, cost, toll, ruin.

Sense 6

ill.

Sense 7

trail.

Sense 8

get along, burst, wear.

corruption

necrosis.

decline

seed.

decrepitude

disrepair.

degenerate

go bad.

deteriorate

sink.

die

dilapidate, go bad.

fester

suppurate.

oxidize

rust.

pine

fall away.

smut

mildew.

waste

emaciate.

wearing away

erosion.

Sense 2 (noun)

biodegrade, go off, perish, taint, curdle, fester, go bad.

Sense 3 (noun)

breakage.

Sense 5 (noun)

destruction, devastation, demolition, damage, harm, sabotage.

adulteration (noun)

contamination, corruption.

breaking down, collapse (noun)

decadence, corrosion, dilapidation, dissolution, decomposition, putridness, disrepair, blight, deterioration, atrophy, rot, mortification, putrescence, rotting, putrefaction, decline, ruin, rust, degeneracy, decrepitude, gangrene, degeneration, spoilage, consumption, disintegration.

corrosion (noun)

rust.

decay (noun)

disintegrate, radioactive decay, crumble, delapidate, disintegration, decompose, decline, decomposition.

deterioration (noun)

dilapidation, retrogression, corruption, deterioration, putrefaction, degeneracy, decadence, degeneration.

disease (noun)

blight.

disintegration (noun)

gangrene, spoilage, chaos, dissolution, mortification, disintegration, decomposition, dissection.

failure (noun)

implosion.

feebleness (noun)

decrepitude.

impurity (noun)

contamination.

phenomenon (noun)

decomposition.

process (noun)

decline.

ruin (noun)

ruin.

waste (noun)

garbage, rubbish, detritus, junk, waste, Filings, leakage, slop, residue, refuse, despoilment, remnant, offal, effluent, debris, chaff, Dejecta.

change (verb)

decompose, crumble, disintegrate, dilapidate.

deteriorate (verb)

downgrade, slide, moulder, retrogress, wilt, get worse, decline, tergiversate, ebb, deteriorate, collapse, slip, revert, regress, dilapidate, wither, relapse, wane, worsen, fade, go downhill, atrophy, slump, sink, fall apart, lapse, stagnate.

deteriorate, crumble (verb)

depreciate, putrefy, go bad, molder, wane, fail, curdle, suppurate, disintegrate, decompose, corrode, sink, mortify, mildew, degenerate, weaken, mold, turn, wither, dissolve, break up, collapse, slump, perish, fade, get worse, spoil.

disintegrate (verb)

disintegrate, rot, decompose, dissect, shatter, turn, dissolve, rupture, putrefy, fracture, crumble, mortify, erode, degenerate, break, anatomize, spoil.

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