1. [ adjective ] becoming rotten
Synonyms: moldering mouldering decomposing

"a field covered with thousands of decomposing bodies" "John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave" "rotting animal flesh is attractive to vultures"

Related terms: rotten
2. [ noun ] (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
Synonyms: rot putrefaction decomposition
Related terms: decay biology decompose
Similar spelling:   rooting