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What is another word for decayed?

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Adjective
Organically decayed or broken down
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“Even young children have teeth so decayed they need to be extracted.”
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No longer capable, effective or needed
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Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect
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Not characterized by or conducive to physical health or well-being
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From or relating to a previous era
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Shrivelled, shrunken or faded, especially due to lack of water
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Having sinned
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Having been destroyed permanently
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Not performing its proper or intended function
Verb
Past tense for to rot or cause to rot
“Masses of leaves may begin to decay and smother the plant beneath them.”
Verb
Past tense for to decline gradually in health, prosperity, or quality
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“The result is that property has been allowed to decay and is occupied almost entirely by people who cannot pay any heavy rents.”
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Past tense for to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
“Flowers decay much sooner when tied in bunches or bouquets than when arranged loosely.”
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Past tense for to damage, or cause to become damaged, through continued use
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Past tense for to have a severely detrimental effect on
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Past tense for live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way
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