Definitions For Decay


  • The organic phenomenon of rotting
  • A gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  • The process of gradually becoming inferior
  • The spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
  • An inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
  • The process or result of being slowly destroyed by natural processes
  • The slow loss of strength, health, etc.
  • The process or result of going slowly from a bad condition to a worse condition


  • Fall into decay or ruin
  • Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
  • Undergo decay or decomposition
  • To be slowly destroyed by natural processes : to be slowly broken down by the natural processes that destroy a dead plant or body
  • To slowly lose strength, health, etc.
  • To go slowly from a bad condition to a worse condition : to slowly enter a state of ruin

Is Decay a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Decay is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Decay in a Sentence

  • The smell of decaying rubbish
  • Dead plants and leaves decayed by bacteria
  • She believes that the moral fiber of our society is decaying.
  • The decay of dead plants and leaves
  • She writes about the moral decay of our society.
  • The patient's physical and mental decay

Synonyms for Decay

Antonyms for Decay

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