decay-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: begin to decompose

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[patient] DECAY

The unoccupied house started to decay.
The body started to decay and needed to be cremated.
Parents are often concerned that orthodontic appliances may cause teeth to decay.
Can dark energy be decaying?
She was decaying despite being embalmed and on ice.

VerbNet: entity_specific_cos-45.5
FrameNet: Rotting
PropBank: decay.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3