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decompose

de·com·pose

decompose

 
pronunciation:
di km poz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decomposed, decomposes, decomposing
definition 1: to break down (a substance) into simpler compounds or component elements.
synonyms:
disintegrate
antonyms:
compound
similar words:
degrade, dissolve, divide, fractionate, separate
definition 2: to cause to decay; rot.
synonyms:
decay, putrefy, rot, spoil
similar words:
addle, corrupt, deteriorate, molder, sour, turn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to decay.
synonyms:
crumble, decay, disintegrate, putrefy, rot, spoil
similar words:
addle, degrade, deteriorate, dissolve, foul, molder, sour, turn
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derivations: decomposable (adj.), decomposition (n.)
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