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Adjective
Spoiled from being excessively ripe
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“The source of the smell turned out to be decaying fruit.”
Adjective
In a dilapidated or disintegrating condition, typically about to fall apart
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“The problems of decaying inner city areas.”
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Shabby and squalid
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Dirty or unclean, especially disgustingly so
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Liable to spoil, rot
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Characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline
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(of a person) At the point of death
Noun
Physical, mental, or structural deterioration
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“The doctrinal orthodoxy of the day was McCarthyism in its final, decaying phase.”
Verb
Present participle 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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Present participle for to rot or cause to rot
“Masses of leaves may begin to decay and smother the plant beneath them.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle for to become inactive or unchanging
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Present participle for to damage, or cause to become damaged, through continued use
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Present participle for to have a severely detrimental effect on
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Present participle for live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way
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