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verb [intransitive] decay pronunciation in British English /dɪˈkeɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydecay
he/she/itdecays
present participledecaying
past tensedecayed
past participledecayed
  1. 1
    to be gradually destroyed as a result of a natural process of change
    As dead plants decay, they release mineral salts into the soil.

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