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decayer (s) (noun), decayers (pl)
1. The destruction or decomposition of organic matter as a result of bacterial or fungal action; rot: The decayer that was stored in the bin in the back alley was stinking and needed to be removed.
2. Matter which becomes decomposed, such as vegetation that has become putrid: Heaps of compost and all natural forms of this kind, including leaf mold, rotting seaweeds, etc., are the decayers for breeding many flies.
3. A gradual deterioration to an inferior state, such as tooth and gum infections: The dentist indicated that there was a lot of decayer that needed to be repaired in Jim's teeth and it would require several consecutive appointments to improve his condition.
4. A decline into a disastrous condition: The decayer of the inner city was sad to see because so many old regal homes were falling into ruin.
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