decay

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

decay

noun

Definition of DECAY

1
a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body <middle-aged people who fervently hope that daily exercise will arrest the physical decay that usually accompanies advancing age>
2
the process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances <the cycle by which the decay of dead plants on the forest floor provides soil and nutrients for the next generation of plants>
Near Antonyms growth, maturation, ripening

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