- A deterioration of condition or plaque on ones teeth.
- To deteriorate, to get worse, to lose strength or health, to decline in quality.
- To rot, To go bad.
verb (decompos, ing)
- (transitive) to separate or break down something into its components; to disintegrate or fragment
- (intransitive) to rot, decay or putrefy
- One of the Diatomaceae, a family of minute unicellular algae having a siliceous covering of great delicacy.