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decay

US [dɪˈkeɪ]
UK [dɪ'keɪ]
  • v.衰减;腐朽;衰败
  • n.腐烂;衰退;腐朽
  • Web衰变;腐败
Simple Present:decays  Present Participle:decaying  Past Tense:decayed  
decay
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n.
1.
腐烂;腐朽the process or result of being destroyed by natural causes or by not being cared for (= of decaying)
tooth decay
蛀牙
The landlord had let the building fall into decay .
房东任由房子变得破烂不堪。
The smell of death and decay hung over the town.
城镇上空弥漫着死亡和腐烂的气味。
2.
(社会、机构、制度等的)衰败,衰退,衰落the gradual destruction of a society, an institution, a system, etc.
economic/moral/urban decay
经济衰退;道德败坏;城市衰落
the decay of the old industries
旧工业的衰败
v.
1.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
(使)腐烂,腐朽to be destroyed gradually by natural processes; to destroy sth in this way
decaying leaves/teeth/food
烂叶;蛀齿;腐烂食物
2.
[i]
(建筑、地方等)破败,衰落,衰败if a building or an areadecays , its condition slowly becomes worse
decaying inner city areas
衰败中的内城区
3.
[i]
(力量、影响等)衰弱,衰退,衰减to become less powerful and lose influence over people, society, etc.
decaying standards of morality
日趋低下的道德标准

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