decaying, present participle; decayed, past participle; decays, 3rd person singular present; decayed, past tense;
(of organic matter) Rot or decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi
a decayed cabbage leaf
the odor of decaying fish
Cause to rot or decompose
the fungus will decay soft timber
(of a building or area) Fall into disrepair; deteriorate
urban neighborhoods decay when elevated freeways replace surface roads
Decline in quality, power, or vigor
the moral authority of the party was decaying
(of a radioactive substance, particle, etc.) Undergo change to a different form by emitting radiation
the trapped radiocarbon begins to decay at a known rate
(of a physical quantity) Undergo a gradual decrease
the time taken for the current to decay to zero
damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless; "rotten floor boards"; "rotted beams"; "a decayed foundation"
(decay) the process of gradually becoming inferior
(decay) disintegrate: lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
(decay) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
(decay) the organic phenomenon of rotting
(Decay (comics)) Decay (Jacob Lashinski) was a fictional elderly mutant from Marvel Comics who first appeared in Quicksilver #8.
(Decay (DC Comics)) Decay is a fictional character owned by DC Comics. She appears as a villain in the Wonder Woman comic book series.
(Decay (Exemplar)) The Exemplars is a fictional group appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. It was made up of eight humans - Bedlam, Carnivore, Conquest, Decay, Inferno, Juggernaut, Stonecutter, and Tempest - who were empowered by the Octessence.
(Decay (physics)) Particle decay is the spontaneous process of one elementary particle transforming into other elementary particles. During this process, an elementary particle becomes a different particle with less mass and an intermediate particle such as W boson in muon decay. ...
Describing something that has, or is in process, of decaying
(decayedness) The state or quality of being decayed
(decay) The process or result of being gradually decomposed; A deterioration of condition; To deteriorate, to get worse, to lose strength or health, to decline in quality; To rot, to go bad
(Decay) The rotten part of the tooth.
(Decay) The second stage in an ADSR type envelope generator. See ADSR.
(decay) In ocean wave studies, the loss of energy from wind generated ocean waves after they have ceased to be acted on by the wind; this process is accompanied by an increase in length and a decrease in height of the wave.
(Decay) A term used to describe how the theoretical value of an option 'erodes' or reduces with the passage of time. Time decay is specifically quantified by theta.
(Decay (Radioactive)) The transformation of a radioactive nuclide into a different nuclide by the spontaneous emission of radiation such as alpha, beta, or gamma rays, or by electron capture. The end product is a less energetic, more stable nucleus. Each decay process has a definite half-life.
(decay) Disintegration of wood or other substance through the action of fungi.
(Decay) The decomposition of wood by fungi.
(Decay) The time it takes for a note to die away
(decay) the loss of information in memory over a long period of time.
(decay) The gradual decomposition of dead organic matter. (1)
(decay) The second of the four segments of a typical ADSR envelope. The decay control determines the amount of time it takes for the envelope to fall from the peak reached at the end of the attack segment to the sustain level. See ADSR.
(Decay) deterioration of woody tissue by diseases.