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Adjective
Rotting
“The source of the smell turned out to be decaying fruit.”
Adjective
“The problems of decaying inner city areas.”
Noun
A gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body
“… the decaying of the bone mass that is so regrettably common in elderly women.”
Verb
Present participle for to rot or cause to rot
“Masses of leaves may begin to decay and smother the plant beneath them.”
Verb
Present participle for to decline gradually in health, prosperity, or quality
“For years Blackburn's Church Street Pavilions have been allowed to crumble and decay so that the Grade ll listed buildings have become nothing more than an eyesore.”
Verb
Present participle for to lose bodily strength or vigor
“… having reached her 80s, the woman could sense that her body was decaying.”
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