decay


decay
01. The [decaying] leaves in the garden are actually good for it and make the soil richer.
02. Tooth [decay] is preventable with proper oral hygiene.
03. The dentist said my tooth is so [decayed] that he may have to pull it.
04. The rise in unemployment, coupled with a cut to social programs has resulted in serious [decay] in the urban areas.
05. Police found the [decayed] body of an old man in a remote area of the national park.
06. Gum disease and tooth [decay] are caused by a build-up of plaque.
07. There is a Samoan proverb which observes that stones [decay], but words last.
08. There is an Indian proverb which notes that that which blossoms must also [decay].
09. Claudia Wallis once remarked that tooth [decay] means a mouthful of silver for patients and a pocketful of gold for dentists.
10. The most common disease in the world is tooth [decay].
11. In some parts of the world, dried shark brain is used to prevent [tooth] decay.
12. Research has shown that the candies most likely to cause tooth [decay] are dark chocolate and fudge.
13. During a dental check-up, the dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth [decay] and gum disease.
14. Over time, organic matter is changed into natural gas through [decay], heat and pressure.
15. The [decay] of organic substances is necessary for the formation of oil.
16. The temperatures on Mount Everest are so low that nothing there [decays].
17. Dublin, Ireland's inner city is said to be suffering from urban [decay] caused by poor city planning in the 1950s.
18. The Buddha taught that everything that is born is subject to [decay].
19. Information in short-term memory is quickly forgotten if not rehearsed, due to [decay] and interference.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Decay — De*cay , n. 1. Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; decline; deterioration; as, the decay of the body; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decay — vb Decay, decompose, rot, putrefy, spoil, disintegrate, crumble mean to undergo or, in some cases, to cause something to undergo destructive dissolution. Decay implies change, commonly a natural and gradual change, from a state of soundness or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • decay — [dē kā′, dikā′] vi. [ME decaien < Anglo Fr & OFr decäir < VL * decadere: see DECADENCE] 1. to lose strength, soundness, health, beauty, prosperity, etc. gradually; waste away; deteriorate 2. to rot or decompose 3. to undergo radioactive… …   English World dictionary

  • Decay — De*cay , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Decayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decaying}.] [OF. decaeir, dechaer, decheoir, F. d[ e]choir, to decline, fall, become less; L. de + cadere to fall. See {Chance}.] To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decay — De*cay , v. t. 1. To cause to decay; to impair. [R.] [1913 Webster] Infirmity, that decays the wise. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To destroy. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decay — [n] breaking down, collapse adulteration, atrophy, blight, caries, consumption, corrosion, crumbling, decadence, decline, decomposition, decrease, decrepitude, degeneracy, degeneration, depreciation, deterioration, dilapidation, disintegration,… …   New thesaurus

  • decay — I verb addle, atrophy, be reduced in worth, become enfeebled, become lower in quality, become putrescent, blight, break down, break up, canker, consume, corrode, corrupt, crumble, decline, decompose, decompound, degenerate, depreciate,… …   Law dictionary

  • decay — ► VERB 1) rot through the action of bacteria and fungi. 2) decline in quality or vigour. 3) Physics (of a radioactive substance, particle, etc.) undergo change to a different form by emitting radiation. ► NOUN 1) the state or process of decaying …   English terms dictionary

  • Decay — Contents 1 Science and technlogy 1.1 Biology 1.2 Physics 1.3 …   Wikipedia

  • decay — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ rapid ▪ slow ▪ dental (esp. BrE), tooth ▪ industrial (esp. BrE), urban …   Collocations dictionary


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