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decaying

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a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body
  • the decaying of the bone mass that is so regrettably common in elderly women

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decaying

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decaying

verb
present participle of decay

Synonyms & Antonyms of decaying (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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“Decaying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decaying. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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