Zerfall

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from zerfallen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsɛɐ̯ˈfal/
  • Hyphenation: Zer‧fall
  • Rhymes: -al
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Noun[edit]

Zerfall m (genitive Zerfalls or Zerfalles, plural Zerfälle)

  1. disintegration
  2. decay
    • 1931, Gebhard Mehring, Schrift und Schrifttum, Silberburg-Verlag, page 13:
      Der Zerfall des Römerreiches raubte der Stadt Rom die alte Stellung als Mittelpunkt alles Geschehens.
      The decay of the Roman empire robbed the city of Rome of the old position as the center of all that was happening.
  3. (physics) decay

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