Synonyms for decay

Synonyms for (noun) decay

Synonyms: decay, decomposition

Definition: the organic phenomenon of rotting

Similar words: organic phenomenon

Definition: (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals


Synonyms: decay, decline

Definition: a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

Similar words: decrease, decrement

Definition: a process of becoming smaller or shorter


Synonyms: decay

Definition: the process of gradually becoming inferior

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity


Synonyms: decay, disintegration, radioactive decay

Definition: the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

Similar words: nuclear reaction

Definition: (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei


Synonyms: decay

Definition: an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

Usage: the corpse was in an advanced state of decay; the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair

Similar words: unsoundness

Definition: a condition of damage or decay

Synonyms for (verb) decay

Synonyms: dilapidate, crumble, decay

Definition: fall into decay or ruin

Usage: The unoccupied house started to decay

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: disintegrate, decay, decompose

Definition: lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

Usage: the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

Similar words: change integrity

Definition: change in physical make-up


Synonyms: decay

Definition: undergo decay or decomposition

Usage: The body started to decay and needed to be cremated

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night