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decay

verb [I or T]
 
 
/dɪˈkeɪ/
to (cause something to) become gradually damaged, worse or less
腐蚀;(使)衰败,(使)衰弱
Sugar makes your teeth decay.
糖能腐蚀牙齿。
The role of the extended family has been decaying for some time.
大家庭的作用开始减弱已经有一段时间了。
Pollution has decayed the surface of the stonework on the front of the cathedral.
大教堂前部的石刻表面已经因为污染受到了侵蚀。
the smell of decaying meat
腐肉气味
Decaying and staying freshDeteriorating and making worse
(Definition of decay verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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