Length ranks your synonyms based on character count.
Common words appear frequently in written and spoken language across many genres from radio to academic journals.
Informal words should be reserved for casual, colloquial communication.
noun. breaking down, collapse
noun. decay, degeneration
adj. falling apart; in ruins
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