Definition Of decay
(of organic matter) rot or decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi.
a decayed cabbage leaf
the state or process of rotting or decomposition.
hardwood is more resistant to decay than softwood
Example Of decay
A couple of glistening new campuses mask the shocking physical decay of dozens of city schools.
A piece of fruit will decay far less quickly if refrigerated, than if left out in the sun.
After linear baseline subtraction, to account for the gradual decay of the synchrotron beam intensity, two kinds of treatments were performed.
‘There is a general feeling around the town that the park is slipping into decay ,’ Comm Kiely stated.
Bald cypress is exotic, and both woods are exceptionally decay resistant and are excellent building materials.