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decayed

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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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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

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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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