An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
This may be the region where Islam was born, but it is also the place where Islam has lately festered and decayed.
I find this specimen growing in a cspitose manner on decayed wood.
Will the world ever be so decayed that spring may not renew its greenness?
Then somehow his foot slipped, the decayed substance of the tree crumbled under his weight.
I—some of our healers can dissuade the conviction of decayed teeth.
The small heart of the trunk had decayed, offering an entrance just large enough for a rabbit to squeeze through.
Meantime the body had decayed and had sunk down into a handful of dust.
Then I always write with a decayed pencil, and that would look so bad.
The images of the gods in the temple were all decayed, so that one could not distinguish one from the other.
late 15c., "to decrease," from Anglo-French decair, Old North French decair (Old French decheoir, 12c., Modern French déchoir) "to fall, set (of the sun), weaken, decline, decay," from Vulgar Latin *decadere "to fall off," from de- (see de-) + Latin cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Meaning "decline, deteriorate" is c.1500; that of "to decompose, rot" is from 1570s. Related: Decayed; decaying.
mid-15c., "deterioration, decline in value," from decay (v.). Meaning "gradual decrease in radioactivity" is from 1897.
decay de·cay (dĭ-kā')
The destruction or decomposition of organic matter as a result of bacterial or fungal action; rot.
The loss of information that was registered by the senses and processed into the short-term memory system.
To break down into component parts; rot.
To disintegrate or diminish by radioactive decay.
To decline in health or vigor; waste away.
Verb To undergo decay.