(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"
the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
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
smelling of fermentation or staleness
the property of being acidic
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"
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 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 stripping and taking by force
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
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 short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"