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adjective as in rotten, falling apart

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The best way to estimate the age of a planet’s surface is to analyze its rocks, using the radioactive decay of its elements as a geologic clock.

The researchers hoped to use it to simulate false vacuum decay and bubble collisions.

Planets heated their original rocks with the decay of radioactive elements, collisions with asteroids or other planets, and with the leftover heat of their own formation.

A limited quantum computer, it specializes in solving optimization problems by letting qubits seek out the lowest-energy configuration available — a process not unlike false vacuum decay.

Because for every hydrocarbon atom that goes into the Earth, an oxygen atom is not used up in the decay process.

An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.

This may be the region where Islam was born, but it is also the place where Islam has lately festered and decayed.

It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.

Some half-decayed pieces of cloth and portions of wearing apparel were still lying in it.

Lincoln Castle, much decayed and ruinous, is an appropriate feature of one of the public parks.

Two miles from Winchelsea is Rye, another of the decayed seaports of the southeast coast.

On an isolated mountain was situated the famous old fortress of Assergur, from which arose two half-decayed minarets.


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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decayed, such as: addled, ruined, withered, corroded, decomposed, and moldered.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.