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  • adj. Not having decayed.


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  • His body shows us, which lies undecayed, that he lived without fornication here in this world, and by a pure life passed to Christ.

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  • Following the decay region is an absorber, put in place to stop any muons and undecayed mesons.

    MiniBooNE Neutrino Result - Guest Blog from Heather Ray

  • I would not have the undecayed mind yield, for want of using the means, to the decaying body.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • It is usually kept in the basilica in Ars near the incorrupt -- miraculously undecayed -- body of the saint.

    Heart of a Saint

  • The half life is quite short, 5730 years, so there is no natural undecayed C14.

    Stumped in Alberta « Climate Audit

  • Despond, they arrived at a large tree, which had long previously fallen into the river; but the water being shallow at this place, many of its yet undecayed limbs were still above the surface, though so much overgrown by reeds as not to be at all visible to any person from the bank, however near.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • There are generally forty-two teeth in all; in old whales, much worn down, but undecayed; nor filled after our artificial fashion.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • If an object contains a pound of a radioactive substance with a half-life of fifty years, at the end of that time there will be half a pound of the radioactive substance left undecayed in the object.


  • After another fifty years, a quarter-pound will be left undecayed, and so on.


  • ‡ Scientists can estimate the age of an object, such as a rock, by carefully measuring the amounts of decayed and undecayed nuclei in the object.



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