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Heat from the decay of radioactive materials, he suggested, sets this layer to a slow boil, creating large circulating currents within the molten rock that in turn slowly shift the continents about.

The device would draw in ethylene, a gas emitted by plants that speeds up decay, and convert it into water and carbon dioxide, which help plants grow.

The reality of the instrument’s decay had become fully apparent in November, after the National Science Foundation reviewed two recent cable breaks and decided to decommission the world-class radio telescope.

I’d been studying radioactive decay in my courses, and Bill suggested we work together on calculating the lifetimes of new chemical elements, heavier than those in the known Periodic Table.

Ten come from radioactive decay in the detector materials, and in this particular energy range about three come from the sun’s main fusion reaction.

These new dark ages stem from a corrupt and decaying power system—a reflection of the state of affairs in the country itself.

Their loved ones would visit, tending to their decaying relatives, even changing their clothing.

A decaying statue of St. Lucia, patron saint of the blind, holds a platter with two eyes.

Erica is the foil to the unstable, decaying Beth—a kind, virtuous, smooth-skinned girl next door.

Of course, there are limits to building a candidacy on the decaying pillar of labor.

This explanation seemed very likely, for here and there were stumps of trees and decaying chips.

So far as we know, we can perceive no certain method by which the life of the slowly decaying suns can be restored.

Cotgrave gives us: 'Faillance, f. a defection, failing, decaying.'

Decaying nature could no longer be recruited by ordinary sources of strength and sustenance.

The fir-trees died, and added to the great masses of decaying wood which now covered the damp ground.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decaying, such as: collapsing, crumbling, deteriorating, decomposing, disintegrating, and eroding.

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