Meaning of decay

Definition of decay

a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
(verb) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

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