decay decay  /də ˈkeɪ/


  1. (n) the process of gradually becoming inferior
  2. (n) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  3. (n) the organic phenomenon of rotting
  4. (n) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
  5. (n) the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
  6. (v) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
  7. (v) fall into decay or ruin
  8. (v) undergo decay or decomposition


  1. Eventually, even these will decay, leaving a featureless, infinitely large void.
  2. Tooth decay is caused only by food remaining in the mouthproved by rats through stomach tubes.
  3. After the epoch of proton decay, the only large objects remaining are black holes, which eventually evaporate into photons and other types of radiation.


  1. State of Decay sells 250K copies on XBLA in two days

    State of Decay, an open-world zombie survival game released last week on Xbox Live Arcade, sold more than quarter of a million copies in its first two days on sale. ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Gamasutra

  2. State of Decay sells over 250k units in first 48 hours

    Undead Labs' zombie survival simulator State of Decay sold "more than a quarter million copies" within the first two days of its availability on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade platform, the developer announced on its official blog . "The only game that ever sold more on XBLA this fast was Minecraft ," the update reads. "We are not just riding on this train, however! We're never going to stop ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  3. State Of Decay Sells More Than 250,000 Copies In 48 Hours On Xbox Live

    State of Decay, the very recently released Xbox LIve Arcade title, is the second fastest selling Arcade title in the service's history, behind only Minecraft. The game released on Wednesday June 5, and according to developer Undead Labs' blog , the game has already sold more than a quarter of a million copies. The studio extended a heartfelt thank you to its fans saying, "This was you. We did ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Game Informer


  1. The prediction being considered this week by the IPCC is "obviously not the full story because ice sheet decay is something we cannot model right now, but we know it's happening," said Stefan Rahmstorf, a climate panel lead author from Germany...
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Stefan Rahmstorf Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The empire is in decline, the culture is in decay, the democracy is in trouble, financial markets near collapse," said Princeton professor Cornel West. "It's almost Biblical. And you can imagine what the black brothers and sisters in the...
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Cornel West Source: FOXNews

  3. "We're going to do everything we can to make sure African-American voter turnout is as high as it can be," Bond said. "We hope we can push the process where urban decay, the demise of cities and fleeing of jobs can become real issues in the...
    on Jul 6, 2007 By: Julian Bond Source: Forbes

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