(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"
the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear"
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear"
have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"
have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day"
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"