from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having caries, especially of the teeth; decayed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected with caries; decayed or decaying, as a bone.
  • Having a corroded appearance: applied in entomology to surfaces which are thickly covered with deep and very irregular depressions, with jagged ridges between them, like a metal plate that has been exposed to a strong acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Affected with caries; decaying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having caries; decayed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay


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