Synonyms for decaying
- breaking down
- breaking up
- falling to pieces
- wasting away
- wearing away
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECAYING
They said that these things were absolutely begotten in the water of the decaying substances out of which the infusion was made.
It is found on decaying limbs and stumps from July to winter.
The royalty of his powers he saw by degrees torn from his decaying form.
But Napoleon turned to other work and Turkey went on decaying.
Precisely at the time when Ireland was decaying, all other Western nations were flourishing.
In all of these we discovered dead and decaying horses, mules, and dogs.
It might even regenerate the decaying elements of the Byzantine civilization.
It was low and narrow, brass-bound, and covered with decaying leather.
It is of very great value in filling cavities in decaying trees.
Nature is changing and decaying, and we are changed faster than nature.
mid-15c., "deterioration, decline in value," from decay (v.). Meaning "gradual decrease in radioactivity" is from 1897.
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