(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
5 letter answer(s) to go bad
fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
the organic phenomenon of rotting
lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
the process of gradually becoming inferior
the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
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"
the act of stripping and taking by force
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 ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
treat with excessive indulgence; "gran
4 letter answer(s) to go bad
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"
the property of being acidic
inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
having a sharp biting taste
a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
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
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"
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
to send or let go; "They turned away the
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