- v. (使)衰退；(使)腐败；(使)腐烂
- n. 衰退；腐烂；腐败
- [U]腐烂；腐朽 the process or result of being destroyed by natural causes or by not being cared for
- [U](社会、机构、制度等的)衰败，衰退 the gradual destruction of a society, an institution, a system, etc.
- vt. & vi. (使)腐烂,(使)腐朽 make or become bad
- vi. 衰败,衰退,衰落 fall to a lower or worse state;decline
the process of gradually becoming inferior
a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
the organic phenomenon of rotting
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
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"
- Naomi: Your entire body is begining to decay.
- What made the Roman Empire decay?
- The dampness of the climate decayed the books.
- The vegetables have begun to decay.
- His mental decay is distressing.
- Bacteria complete the job by causing decay.
- The dentist could detect no decay in her teeth.
- The decay of the meat could have been prevented by proper refrigeration.
- The decay had not proceeded very far.
- The corpse was preserved from decay by embalming.
- Dental decay in children in Britain has almost reached epidemic levels.
- Neglect has accelerated this house's decay.
- That university has fallen into decay in the last 50 years.
- The buildings had started to fall into decay.
- This industry has been in decay for some time.
- The cabbages had already started to decay.
- They claimed that the plastics wouldn't decay if they were buried.
- Facilities built in the 1960s have started to decay.
- The role of the extended family has been decaying for some time.
- The human world, being what it is, could only decay in the course of time.
- Pollution has decayed the surface of the stonework on the front of the cathedral.
- She smelt the unpleasantly sweet smell of decaying meat.
- bacterial decay 细菌性腐烂
- creeping political decay 政治上的逐渐腐败
- dental decay 牙齿龋蚀
- mental decay 智力衰退
- moral decay 道德沦丧
- premature decay 早衰
- radioactive decay 放射衰败
- tooth decay 牙齿龋蚀
If thy brother bee waxen poore, and fallen in decay with thee.出自：Bible (AV): Leviticus
The decay of our civilization,..a break-down of social structures and..a drying-up of the emotional springs of life.出自： R. G. Collingwood
Ancient..families..decayed..into the humble vale of life.出自： Sir W. Scott
Impoverished widows and spinsters of the middle classes..were officially described as 'decayed gentlewomen'.出自： John Gloag
- ☆ 15世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的decair，意为烂掉。