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1. decay

verb. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current.

Synonyms

  • decompose
  • disintegrate

Antonyms

  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word alpha-decay


1. Noun Phrase
There are three main types of decay: alpha decay, beta decay and gamma decay.

2. Noun Phrase
In alpha decay, an unstable atom emits a helium nucleus consisting of two protons and two neutrons.

3. Noun Phrase
It can undergo alpha decay, becoming the element thorium and consisting of 90 protons and 144 neutrons.

4. Noun Phrase
There are three types of radioactive decay: alpha decay, beta decay and gamma decay.

2. decay

noun. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] the process of gradually becoming inferior.

Synonyms

  • putrefaction
  • ruin
  • dental caries
  • spoiling
  • dilapidation
  • natural action
  • cavity
  • rotting
  • natural process
  • corruption
  • activity
  • spoilage
  • action
  • rot
  • tooth decay
  • caries

Antonyms

  • repair
  • make
  • success
  • enrich

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. decay

verb. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] fall into decay or ruin.

Synonyms

  • eat at
  • wear
  • deteriorate
  • droop
  • fall apart
  • ruin
  • bust
  • change
  • gnaw
  • crumble
  • wear away
  • wilt
  • dilapidate
  • rust
  • gnaw at
  • erode
  • corrode
  • weather
  • break

Antonyms

  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. decay

noun. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • exponential return
  • decrement
  • exponential decay

Antonyms

  • increase
  • lack
  • recuperate
  • better

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. decay

noun. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] the organic phenomenon of rotting.

Synonyms

  • organic phenomenon

Antonyms

  • undress
  • slip off

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. alpha

noun. ['ˈælfə'] the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet.

Synonyms

  • Greek alphabet
  • alphabetic character
  • letter of the alphabet

Antonyms

  • meaningless
  • noncritical
  • indecisive
  • noncrucial

7. alpha

adjective. ['ˈælfə'] early testing stage of a software or hardware product.

Synonyms

  • exploratory

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential

8. decay

noun. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation.

Synonyms

  • nuclear reaction
  • disintegration
  • alpha decay
  • radioactive decay

Antonyms

  • defend
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. decay

noun. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying.

Synonyms

  • decomposition
  • putrefaction
  • rancidity
  • disintegration
  • unsoundness
  • impairment
  • rot

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. decay

verb. ['dɪˈkeɪ'] undergo decay or decomposition.

Synonyms

  • molder
  • go bad
  • moulder
  • spoil
  • rot
  • change
  • putrefy
  • deliquesce

Antonyms

  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • assimilate
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • decair (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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