decayed decayed  /də ˈkeɪd/


  • (adj) damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless



  1. Nor do they come to contemplate the baroque faades of the quarter's gracefully decayed, 17th century haveli, or historic residences.
  2. After the split, the cosmon decayed into the known universe.
  3. The saucepan had rusted and the mat decayed.


  1. State ranks poorly in dental health

    NORMAN — Removing teeth is routine for dentist Randi Hobbs. At least once a month, she removes a full set of decayed teeth and replaces them with dentures.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Norman Transcript

  2. Ministry group works to repair houses for those in need

    Holes rotted in the floor. Badly worn linoleum. Decayed walls around leaking windows. Salkehatchie ministry fixes them all.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

  3. New permit allows faster removal of dead fish, algae, nuisance plants

    Wisconsin lakefront property owners will be able to make quick work of dead fish and decayed plant life stinking up the shoreline, thanks to a new permit process from the Department of Natural Resources.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal


  1. "Those who think, that by using such decayed methods as psychological warfare and economic sanctions, they can stop the Iranian nation's progress are mistaken," Ahmadinejad said while delivering a speech at the ceremony, according to RIA Novosti.
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Indian Muslims

  2. Dole concluded by reading an excerpt from a poem by John Stuart Mill that included the words, "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Bob Dole Source: The Hill

  3. Funkhouser called the event "a frank discussion about how we can lift up our decayed neighborhoods so that more middle class families move back into our city."
    on May 8, 2010 By: Mark Funkhouser Source: Kansas City Star

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