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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 beta-decay


1. Noun Phrase
It emits alpha particles and decays into neptunium-237 and is itself produced from the beta decay of plutonium-241.

2. Noun Phrase
Alpha and beta decay transmute the radioisotope into another nuclide, often called a daughter nuclide.

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

4. Noun Phrase
An example of gamma ray emission occurs when cobalt undergoes beta decay to become nickel.

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. 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))

7. 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))

8. beta

noun. ['ˈbeɪtə'] the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet.

Synonyms

  • Greek alphabet
  • alphabetic character
  • letter of the alphabet

Antonyms

  • meaningless
  • noncritical
  • indecisive
  • noncrucial

Etymology

  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. beta

adjective. ['ˈbeɪtə'] second in order of importance.

Synonyms

  • important

Antonyms

  • unimportance
  • insignificant

Etymology

  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. Beta

noun. beets.

Synonyms

  • beet
  • family Chenopodiaceae
  • goosefoot family
  • common beet
  • Beta vulgaris
  • caryophylloid dicot genus
  • Chenopodiaceae
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