Synonyms for Decay:
n.curdle, better, perish, thrive, go to pot, biodegrade, go bad, fester, taint, go to, go off. breakage, burn, bruise, blemish, chip, burnout, blister. deepen, slip into, go down, descend into, spiral, escalate. devastation, destruction, havoc, demolition, sabotage, harm, the ravages of something, damage. •adulteration (noun)
•breaking down, collapse (noun)
decadence, downfall, atrophy, disrepair, decomposition, dissolution, depreciation, mortification, rot, adulteration, senescence, consumption, gangrene, disintegration, Crumbling, decline, putrefaction, degeneration, extinction, decrease, failing, putrescence, decrepitude, impairment, deterioration, spoilage, ruination, rust, degeneracy, ruin, blight, dilapidation.
decomposition, decompose, disintegrate, decline, disintegration, delapidate, radioactive decay, crumble.
degeneration, degeneracy, dilapidation, decadence, putrefaction, deterioration, retrogression, corruption.
dissection, disintegration, gangrene, decomposition, mortification, dissolution, spoilage, chaos.
effluent, Dejecta, slop, refuse, debris, Filings, residue, detritus, leakage, garbage, chaff, waste, remnant, rubbish, offal, despoilment, junk.
crumble, disintegrate, decompose, dilapidate.
deteriorate, downgrade, fall apart, dilapidate, revert, atrophy, relapse, tergiversate, sink, slip, fade, moulder, slump, slide, lapse, wane, get worse, wither, go downhill, collapse, regress, ebb, worsen, decline, retrogress, wilt.
•deteriorate, crumble (verb)
decompose, fade, disintegrate, mortify, slump, degenerate, go bad, sink, spoil, wither, curdle, perish, turn, mold, putrefy, collapse, wane, mildew, get worse, dissolve.
crumble, rot, putrefy, decompose, fracture, rupture, anatomize, disintegrate, turn, degenerate, break, mortify, dissolve, spoil, dissect, shatter.
devastation, consumption, wear and tear, taint, putrescence, fester, curdle, degradation, carrion, perversion, perish, rottenness, biodegrade, regression. damage, destruction, demolition, breakage, harm, wreckage, breakdown. aggravation, sabotage, mold. ruin, go off. •decrepitude
go bad, dilapidate.
Usage examples for decay
Fell into decay in later Muhammadan times. – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie