Decayed De*cayed", a. Fallen, as to physical or social condition; affected with decay; rotten; as, decayed vegetation or vegetables; a decayed fortune or gentleman. -- {De*cay"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • decayedness — noun The state or quality of being decayed …   Wiktionary

  • decayedness — n. being decomposed, rottenness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decayedness — de·cayed·ness …   English syllables

  • decayedness — ā(ə̇)dnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being decayed …   Useful english dictionary

  • decay — decayable, adj. decayedness /di kayd nis, kay id /, adj. decayless, adj. /di kay /, v.i. 1. to become decomposed; rot: vegetation that was decaying. 2. to decline in excellence, prosperity, health, etc.; deteriorate. 3. Physics. (of a radioactive …   Universalium

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