decay

Listen:
 [dɪˈkeɪ]


WordReference English Collocations © 2019

decay

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [tooth, bone, gum] decay
  2. [prevent, avoid] [tooth] decay (by)
  3. avoid decay by [brushing, cleaning, rinsing] regularly
  4. [mental, moral, physical, urban, radioactive] decay
  5. the [country, nation, economy] is in decay
  6. the [house, building] is in a state of decay
  7. the [house] has fallen into decay
  8. decay [ruined, rotted] the wood
  9. [worn, rusted, corroded] from decay
  10. the decay of [standards, morality, society]
  11. the [gradual, increasing, alarming] decay of [standards]
v
  1. has [begun, started] to decay
  2. [his tooth, the body, the wood] has decayed
  3. the [wood, house, corpse] was decaying
  4. [moral standards, values] are decaying
  5. [society, the culture] is decaying
'decay' also found in these entries:
Advertisements

Word of the day: fake | sly

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.