(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
the property of being acidic
the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
smelling of fermentation or staleness
showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
having a sharp biting taste
in an unpalatable state; "sour milk"
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
make sour or more sour
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
the act of stripping and taking by force
the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
alter from the original
become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
make a mess of, destroy or
let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;
channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or aw