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Engelsk navneord: decay

1. decay (om proces) the process of gradually becoming inferior

Mindre specifikke termeraction, activity, natural action, natural process

Mere specifikke termercaries, cavity, corruption, decomposition, dental caries, dilapidation, putrefaction, rot, rotting, ruin, spoilage, spoiling, tooth decay

2. decay (om proces) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)decline

Mindre specifikke termerdecrease, decrement

Mere specifikke termerexponential decay, exponential return

3. decay (om fænomen) the organic phenomenon of rotting

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)decomposition

Mindre specifikke termerorganic phenomenon

4. decay (om tilstand) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe corpse was in an advanced state of decay.
The house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair.

Mindre specifikke termerunsoundness

Mere specifikke termerdecomposition, deterioration, disintegration, impairment, putrefaction, rancidity, rot

5. decay (om proces) the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)disintegration, radioactive decay

Mindre specifikke termernuclear reaction

Mere specifikke termeralpha decay, beta decay

Engelsk udsagnsord: decay

1. decay (om ændring) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)decompose, disintegrate

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Mindre specifikke termerchange integrity

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdisintegrate

Overordnet emneområdenatural philosophy, physics

2. decay (om ændring) fall into decay or ruin

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe unoccupied house started to decay.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)crumble, dilapidate

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Mindre specifikke termerchange

Mere specifikke termerbreak, bust, corrode, deteriorate, droop, eat at, erode, fall apart, gnaw, gnaw at, ruin, rust, wear, wear away, wear out, weather, wilt

3. decay (om ændring) undergo decay or decomposition

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe body started to decay and needed to be cremated.

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Mindre specifikke termerchange

Mere specifikke termerdecompose, deliquesce, go bad, molder, moulder, putrefy, rot, spoil

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