5 letter words starting with dec

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Definition of decad

decad (noun)

  1. A group, set, or series of ten , particularly:
  2. A set of resistors, capacitors, etc. connected so as to provide even increments between one and ten times a base electrical resistance.
  3. The interval between any two quantities having a ratio of 10 to 1.

Definition of decan

decan (noun)

  1. One of a collection of 36 small constellations or zodiacal subdivisions that appear heliacally at intervals of 10 days or are separated by approximately 10 degrees.

decan (verb)

  1. To remove (something, especially nuclear reactor fuel) from a can or similar protective enclosure, cladding, etc.

Definition of decay

decay (noun)

  1. The process or result of being gradually decomposed.
  2. A deterioration of condition; loss of status or fortune.

decay (verb)

  1. To deteriorate, to get worse, to lose strength or health, to decline in quality.
  2. (of organic material) To rot, to go bad.
  3. (of an unstable atom) To change by undergoing fission, by emitting radiation, or by capturing or losing one or more electrons.
  4. (of a quantum system) To undergo optical decay, that is, to relax to a less excited state, usually by emitting a photon or phonon.
  5. Loss of airspeed due to drag.
  6. To cause to rot or deteriorate.

Definition of decyl

decyl (noun)

  1. Any of very many isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C10H21, formally derived from decane by the loss of a hydrogen atom