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dilapidation

  • noun a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
    decrepitude.
  • noun the process of becoming dilapidated
    ruin.

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powdery

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • adjective satellite as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder
    • a powdery blue

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putrescence

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    rottenness; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    rottenness.

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astronomical

  • adjective relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
    astronomic.
    • astronomic telescope
  • adjective satellite inconceivably large
    galactic; astronomic.

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pulverization

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; powder.
  • noun the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    mill; pulverisation; grind.

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rusting

  • noun the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    rust.
  • verb become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    rust; corrode.
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted

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biodegrade

  • verb break down naturally through the action of biological agents
    • Plastic bottles do not biodegrade

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eating_away

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eroding; erosion; wearing away.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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aeronautic

  • adjective of or pertaining to aeronautics
    aeronautical.

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friable

  • adjective satellite easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
    crumbly.
    • friable sandstone
    • friable carcinomatous tissue
    • friable curds formed in the stomach
    • crumbly cookies

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brittle

  • noun caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
    toffy; toffee.
  • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    brickle; brickly.
    • brittle bones
    • glass is brittle
    • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

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disintegration

  • noun in a decomposed state
    decomposition.
  • noun a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    • a disintegration of personality

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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radioactive

  • adjective exhibiting or caused by radioactivity
    • radioactive isotope
    • radioactive decay
    • radioactive fallout

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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corroding

  • noun erosion by chemical action
    corrosion; erosion.
  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust; corrode.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

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decayed

  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; rotten.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decompose; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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rottenness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    putrescence.

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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fine-grained

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • adjective satellite dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
    close-grained.
    • close-grained birch
    • fine-grained rock

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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spoiling

  • noun the process of becoming spoiled
    spoilage.
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoil.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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rancidity

  • noun the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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wear_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb go to pieces
    break; fall apart; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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unravel

  • verb become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    untangle; unpick; unknot; unscramble.
    • unravel the thread
  • verb disentangle
    ravel out; ravel.
    • can you unravel the mystery?

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dissolution

  • noun separation into component parts
    disintegration.
  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolving.
    • the dissolving of salt in water

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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unraveller

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    disentangler; unraveler.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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wilting

  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilt.
  • verb lose strength
    wilt.
    • My opponent was wilting

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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conditions

  • noun the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
    • there were wide variations in the conditions of observation
  • noun the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
    • hazardous working conditions
    • harsh living conditions

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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fragile

  • adjective satellite easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    delicate; frail.
    • a kite too delicate to fly safely
    • fragile porcelain plates
    • fragile old bones
    • a frail craft
  • adjective satellite vulnerably delicate
    • she has the fragile beauty of youth

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dissolvent

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; dissolving agent; resolvent; solvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution

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wilt

  • noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
    wilt disease.
  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilting.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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curdle

  • verb turn into curds
    clot; clabber.
    • curdled milk
  • verb go bad or sour
    • The milk curdled

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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eroding

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; erosion; wearing away.
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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putrefaction

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    rot.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; rot; decomposition.

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jade

  • noun a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
    jadestone.
  • noun a woman adulterer
    strumpet; adulteress; slut; hussy; loose woman; trollop; fornicatress.

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clastic_rock

  • noun (geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks

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fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit.
  • adjective of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer
    • water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions

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spoilage

  • noun the amount that has spoiled
  • noun the process of becoming spoiled
    spoiling.

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rusty

  • adjective satellite covered with or consisting of rust
    • a rusty machine
    • rusty deposits
  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rust-brown; rust.

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electrostatic

  • adjective concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity
    static.
    • an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity

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solvent

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; dissolving agent; resolvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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powder

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; pulverization.
  • noun a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    gunpowder.

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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lysis

  • noun recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
  • noun (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria

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geologic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on geology
    geological.
    • geological formations
    • geologic forces

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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pulverise

  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand
  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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putrid

  • adjective of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
    • putrid decomposition
  • adjective satellite in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
    • horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham

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effete

  • adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
    decadent.
    • a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
    • a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

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electromagnetic

  • adjective pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
    • electromagnetic energy

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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drooping

  • adjective satellite weak from exhaustion
    flagging.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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rotten

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; decayed.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation

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corrosive

  • noun a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; vitriolic; mordant; caustic.

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decomposition

  • noun the analysis of a vector field
    vector decomposition.
  • noun in a decomposed state
    disintegration.

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rotted

  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    decayed; rotten.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation
  • verb break down
    moulder; molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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frazzle

  • noun a state of extreme exhaustion
    • he was worn to a frazzle
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    fray.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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declension

  • noun the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    worsening; decline in quality; deterioration.

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corruption

  • noun lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
    corruptness.
  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; putridness.

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putrescent

  • adjective satellite becoming putrid
    • a trail lined by putrescent carcasses

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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eating

  • noun the act of consuming food
    feeding.
  • verb take in solid food
    eat.
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?

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go_to_pot

  • verb become ruined
    go to the dogs.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured

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pulverize

  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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disintegrative

  • adjective tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts

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weary

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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gnaw

  • verb bite or chew on with the teeth
    • gnaw an old cracker
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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small-grained

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; fine-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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fibrinolysis

  • noun a normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots
    • drugs causing fibrinolysis have been utilized therapeutically

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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breakable

  • noun an article that is fragile and easily broken
    • pack the breakables separately
  • adjective capable of being broken or damaged
    • earthenware pottery is breakable
    • breakable articles should be packed carefully

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rot

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    putrefaction.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; putrefaction; decomposition.

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corrosion

  • noun a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
  • noun erosion by chemical action
    corroding; erosion.

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go_bad

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; conk out; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb become unfit for consumption or use
    spoil.
    • the meat must be eaten before it spoils

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indulgent

  • adjective characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
    • indulgent grandparents
  • adjective satellite tolerant or lenient
    lenient; soft.
    • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
    • too soft on the children
    • they are soft on crime

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radioactive_decay

  • noun the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
    disintegration; decay.

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alpha_decay

  • noun radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle

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clastic

  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or being a rock composed of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)
  • adjective satellite capable of being taken apart
    • the professor had a clastic model of the human brain

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wear_down

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear off; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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eat_away

  • verb remove soil or rock
    erode; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces
  • verb wear away or erode
    fret.

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decompositional

  • adjective satellite causing organic decay

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putrefacient

  • adjective satellite causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
    putrefactive.

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delicate

  • adjective exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    • a delicate violin passage
    • delicate china
    • a delicate flavor
    • the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • adjective satellite marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    • a surgeon's delicate touch

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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brickly

  • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    brickle; brittle.
    • brittle bones
    • glass is brittle
    • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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brickle

  • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    brittle; brickly.
    • brittle bones
    • glass is brittle
    • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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geological

  • adjective of or relating to or based on geology
    geologic.
    • geological formations
    • geologic forces

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pulverized

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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frangible

  • adjective satellite capable of being broken
    • the museum stored all frangible articles in locked showcases

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disentangler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    unraveller; unraveler.

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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clast

  • noun (geology) a constituent fragment of a clastic rock

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droopy

  • adjective satellite hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
    drooping; sagging.

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decline

  • noun change toward something smaller or lower
    diminution.
  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    declination.

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wear_away

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    whittle away; whittle down.
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear off.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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droop

  • noun a shape that sags
    sag.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag.

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natural_philosophy

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    physics.
    • his favorite subject was physics

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dilapidate

  • verb bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
  • verb fall into decay or ruin
    crumble; decay.
    • The unoccupied house started to decay

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disintegrate

  • verb break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
    • The material disintegrated
    • the group disintegrated after the leader died
  • verb cause to undergo fission or lose particles

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go_to_the_dogs

  • verb become ruined
    go to pot.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured

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putrefactive

  • adjective satellite causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
    putrefacient.

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powderize

  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderise; pulverise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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molder

  • verb break down
    moulder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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infected

  • adjective containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    septic.
    • a septic sore throat
    • a septic environment
    • septic sewage
  • verb communicate a disease to
    infect.
    • Your children have infected you with this head cold

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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putridness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; corruption.

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powdered

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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weather_condition

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; weather; conditions.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow

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resolvent

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; dissolving agent; solvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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sagging

  • adjective satellite hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
    drooping; droopy.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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erode

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded
  • verb remove soil or rock
    eat away; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces

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rust

  • noun a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
  • noun a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

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moulder

  • verb break down
    molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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decline_in_quality

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; worsening; deterioration.

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beta_decay

  • noun radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle

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unraveler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    disentangler; unraveller.

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dissolving_agent

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; resolvent; solvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution

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decadent

  • noun a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
    effete.
    • a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
    • a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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eat

  • verb take in solid food
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?
  • verb eat a meal; take a meal
    • We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    • I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation

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eat_at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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break_apart

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; disassemble.
  • verb break violently or noisily; smash;
    crash; break up.

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fragmentation

  • noun separating something into fine particles
    atomisation; atomization.
  • noun the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

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atmospheric

  • adjective relating to or located in the atmosphere
    atmospherical.
    • atmospheric tests

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slack

  • noun dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slump; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality

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septic

  • adjective containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    infected.
    • a septic sore throat
    • a septic environment
    • septic sewage
  • adjective of or relating to or caused by putrefaction
    • the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank

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streaming

  • noun the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
    cyclosis.
  • verb to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
    stream.
    • their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind

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deliquescent

  • adjective satellite (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air

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impairment

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; damage.
  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
    deterioration.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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corrode

  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
  • verb become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    rust.
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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putrefy

  • verb become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
    • organic matter putrefies

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splintery

  • adjective satellite subject to breaking into sharp slender pieces
  • adjective resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp points
    slivery.
    • a rough splintery floor of old pine boards

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mordant

  • noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • adjective satellite harshly ironic or sinister
    black; grim.
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

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dissolve

  • noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb become weaker
    fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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decompose

  • verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    break down; break up.
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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wear_off

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear away.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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wear_thin

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear off; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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fall_apart

  • verb lose one's emotional or mental composure
    go to pieces.
    • She fell apart when her only child died
  • verb go to pieces
    break; wear out; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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sag

  • noun a shape that sags
    droop.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; droop.

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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crumble

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb break or fall apart into fragments
    fall apart.
    • The cookies crumbled
    • The Sphinx is crumbling

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crumbly

  • adjective satellite easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
    friable.
    • friable sandstone
    • friable carcinomatous tissue
    • friable curds formed in the stomach
    • crumbly cookies

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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rancid

  • adjective satellite (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
    • rancid butter
    • rancid bacon
  • adjective satellite smelling of fermentation or staleness
    sour.

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addle

  • verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues
  • verb become rotten
    • addled eggs

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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rust-brown

  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rusty; rust.

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thermodynamical

  • adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics
    thermodynamic.
    • the thermodynamic limit

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hydrophilic

  • adjective having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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astronomic

  • adjective relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
    astronomical.
    • astronomic telescope
  • adjective satellite inconceivably large
    astronomical; galactic.

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wearing_away

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; erosion.

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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frail

  • noun the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
  • noun a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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erosive

  • adjective satellite wearing away by friction
    • the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    vitriolic; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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worsening

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; decline in quality; deterioration.
  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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erosion

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; wearing away.
  • noun condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

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deteriorate

  • verb become worse or disintegrate
    • His mind deteriorated
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; degenerate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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deliquesce

  • verb melt away in the process of decay
    • The fungi eventually deliquesced
  • verb melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
    • this type of salt deliquesces easily

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wilt_disease

  • noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
    wilt.

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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thermodynamic

  • adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics
    thermodynamical.
    • the thermodynamic limit

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mechanical

  • adjective using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
    • a mechanical process
    • his smile was very mechanical
    • a mechanical toy
  • adjective relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
    mechanically skillful.
    • mechanical arts
    • mechanical design
    • mechanical skills

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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biologic

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biological.

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atmospheric_condition

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    weather; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow

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smelling

  • noun the act of perceiving the odor of something
    smell.
  • verb inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
    smell.

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alpha

  • noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the beginning of a series or sequence
    • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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destructive

  • adjective causing destruction or much damage
    • a policy that is destructive to the economy
    • destructive criticism

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fray

  • noun a noisy fight
    affray; disturbance; ruffle.
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    frazzle.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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dissolving

  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolution.
    • the dissolving of salt in water
  • verb become weaker
    dissolve; fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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dissolver

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolving agent; resolvent; solvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution

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powderise

  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; pulverise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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rotting

  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rot; putrefaction; decomposition.
  • verb break down
    moulder; molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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pulverised

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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pulverisation

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    powder; pulverization.
  • noun the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    mill; pulverization; grind.

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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grind

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    wonk; dweeb; nerd; swot.
  • noun the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
    • a coarse grind of coffee

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optical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving light or optics
    • optical supplies
  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; visual; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation

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deterioration

  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
    impairment.
  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; worsening; decline in quality.

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gnaw_at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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warming

  • noun the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    heating.
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    thaw; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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physics

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    natural philosophy.
    • his favorite subject was physics
  • noun the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something
    physical science.
    • he studied the physics of radiation

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