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decayed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 having lost forcefulness, courage, or spirit
  • a candidate who vehemently rejects the idea that liberalism is a decayed political philosophy

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  • undecadent
2 having undergone organic breakdown
  • we routinely throw all decayed or unwanted organic matter into our compost heap

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decayed

verb
past tense of decay

Synonyms & Antonyms of decayed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to go through decomposition
  • the logs decayed on the rain forest floor
  • the atom of plutonium decayed in the test chamber

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2 to become worse or of less value
  • the restaurant's standards for food and service had decayed over the years

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3 to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • having reached her 80s, the woman could sense that her body was decaying

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“Decayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decayed. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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