Definitions of decay
v. i. - To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to waste away; to decline; to fail; to become weak, corrupt, or disintegrated; to rot; to perish; as, a tree decays; fortunes decay; hopes decay. 2
v. t. - To cause to decay; to impair. 2
v. t. - To destroy. 2
n. - Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; decline; deterioration; as, the decay of the body; the decay of virtue; the decay of the Roman empire; a castle in decay. 2
n. - Destruction; death. 2
n. - Cause of decay. 2
The word "decay" uses 5 letters: A C D E Y.
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