1. [ verb ] break down
Synonyms: molder moulder decompose

"The bodies decomposed in the heat"

Related terms: decay hang decomposition decay
2. [ noun ] (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
Synonyms: rotting putrefaction decomposition
Related terms: decay biology decompose
3. [ noun ] decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
Synonyms: putrefaction
Related terms: decay putrescence decompose
4. [ verb ] waste away
Synonyms: waste

"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Related terms: deteriorate necrose wastage
5. [ noun ] unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
Synonyms: bull shit bunkum guff horseshit crap bunk buncombe Irish_bull hogwash dogshit bullshit
Related terms: drivel bull
Similar spelling:   rout