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To graduate decrease or decompose. 1. The breakdown of organic matter by micro‐organisms. 2. The decrease of a radioactive substance because of nuclear emission of alpha or beta particles, or gamma rays. Each radionuclide has a specific half‐life and decay constant.

1. The breakdown of organic matter by micro‐organisms. 2. The decrease of a radioactive substance because of nuclear emission of alpha or beta particles, or gamma rays. Each radionuclide has a specific half‐life and decay constant.

Subjects: Chemistry — Environmental Science.


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