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synonyms for decaying

  • collapsing
  • crumbling
  • deteriorating
  • decomposing
  • disintegrating
  • eroding
  • oxidizing
  • rusting
  • spoiling
  • breaking down
  • breaking up
  • falling to pieces
  • in ruins
  • wasting away
  • wearing away
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How to use decaying in a sentence

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.
HOW THE EARTH-SHAKING THEORY OF PLATE TECTONICS WAS BORNCAROLYN GRAMLINGJANUARY 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
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.
AIR PURIFIER COMPANY SEEKS EMERGENCY FDA APPROVAL FOR DEVICE THAT RIDS INDOOR AIR OF VIRUSDALVIN BROWNDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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.
THE ARECIBO OBSERVATORY COLLAPSED THIS WEEK. WHAT NOW?CHARLIE WOODDECEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
FIVE SCIENTISTS ON THE HEROES WHO CHANGED THEIR LIVES - ISSUE 93: FORERUNNERSALAN LIGHTMAN, HOPE JAHREN, ROBERT SAPOLSKY,DECEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
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.
WE STILL DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE THE SUN—BUT THAT COULD CHANGE VERY SOONCHARLIE WOODNOVEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This explanation seemed very likely, for here and there were stumps of trees and decaying chips.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
So far as we know, we can perceive no certain method by which the life of the slowly decaying suns can be restored.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Cotgrave gives us: 'Faillance, f. a defection, failing, decaying.'
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Decaying nature could no longer be recruited by ordinary sources of strength and sustenance.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The fir-trees died, and added to the great masses of decaying wood which now covered the damp ground.
OUR LITTLE IRISH COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
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WORDS RELATED TO DECAYING

  • breaking
  • breaking up
  • collapsing
  • decaying
  • disintegrating
  • in ruins
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.