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decay
British English: /dɪˈkeɪ/
American English: /dəˈkeɪ/

Translation of decay in French:

noun

  • 2 (Dentistry) tooth ou dental decay
    la carie dentaire
    to have decay
    avoir des caries
    to prevent decay
    éviter les caries

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (rot)
    (timber, vegetation, food)
    pourrir
    (corpse)
    se décomposer, se putréfier
    (tooth)
    se gâter, se carier
    (bone)
    se détériorer, se carier [technical]
  • 2 (disintegrate)
    (statue, façade)
    se dégrader
    (building)
    se détériorer, se délabrer
  • 3 [figurative] (decline)
    (civilization, institution)
    décliner
    (beauty)
    se faner
  • 4 (Geology)
    se décomposer
  • 5 (Physics)
    se désintégrer

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