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Decay
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Decay as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

6 April 2021
Last seen in: The Daily Mail Quick

We found 23 answers for the crossword clue 'Decay', the most recent of which was seen in the The Daily Mail Quick.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Decay a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Decay as an answer itself some 76 times.

Decay is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Daily Mail Quick' on Saturday, 10 April 2021 with the answer being ROT, we also found ROT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
  • Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
  • An inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
  • Undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
  • The organic phenomenon of rotting
  • A gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  • The process of gradually becoming inferior
  • The spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Decay'.

  • acedy

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

EBB
The outward flow of the tide

ROT
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

STR

5 Letters

ERODE
Become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"

GOBAD
Stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

6 Letters

FESTER
A sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

WITHER
Wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"

7 Letters

CRUMBLE
Fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

DECLINE
Change toward something smaller or lower

MOULDER
Break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

PUTREFY
Become putrid; decay with an offensive smell; "organic matter putrefies"

8 Letters

GOTOSEED

9 Letters

DECADENCE
The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

DECOMPOSE
Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

10 Letters

DILAPIDATE
Fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

ROTTENNESS
The quality of rotting and becoming putrid

11 Letters

DETERIORATE
Grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

12 Letters

DEGENERATION
The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

DISINTEGRATE
Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

13 Letters

DECOMPOSITION
The analysis of a vector field

DETERIORATION
A symptom of reduced quality or strength

14 Letters

DISINTEGRATION
Separation into component parts

16 Letters

RADIOACTIVEDECAY
The spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

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