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Definition of "decayed" []

  • Describing something that has, or is in process, of decaying. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of decay. (verb)

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Use "decayed" in a sentence
  • "Whoever enquires, as I have frequently done, from those who have asked me an alms; what was their former course of life, will find them to have been servants in good families, broken tradesmen, labourers, cottagers, and what they call decayed house-keepers; but (to use their own cant) reduced by losses and crosses, by which nothing can be understood but idleness and vice."
  • "My reading has steadily decayed from the start of the year (which I think is mostly due to travel more than anything else):"
  • "Unlike U.S. cities, which have decayed from the center outward, Johannesburg is ringed by its destitute areas-a condition the South African economist Richard Tomlinson likens to a "too-tight belt around a very fat stomach.""