Antonyms

1. radioactive

adjective. ['ˌreɪdiːoʊˈæktɪv'] exhibiting or caused by radioactivity.

Antonyms

  • cold

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Radioactive Decay

  • waga
  • compusa
  • communique
  • yakutakay
  • redisplay
  • papier-mache
  • l'espalier
  • cluj
  • cabriolet
  • underplay
  • societe
  • san-jose
  • naivete
  • mcgarvey
  • jonbenet
  • intraday
  • dunlavey
  • chevrolet
  • buga
  • aaa
  • zepa
  • underway
  • underpay
  • santa-fe
  • portray
  • pinochet
  • overstay
  • overplay
  • monterrey
  • meservey

Example sentences of the word radioactive-decay


1. Noun Phrase
In the early 1900s, scientists were taking the first steps toward investigating the nature of radioactive decay.

2. Noun Phrase
Thermopiles can also generate power for space probes from the heat of radioactive decay in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator.

3. Noun Phrase
Another source of radon is radioactive decay of radium.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. decay

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

Synonyms

  • organic phenomenon

Antonyms

  • undress
  • slip off

Etymology

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

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))
Synonym.com