Associations to the word «Decompose»


DECOMPOSE, verb. (transitive) to separate or break down something into its components; to disintegrate or fragment
DECOMPOSE, verb. (intransitive) to rot, decay or putrefy

Dictionary definition

DECOMPOSE, verb. Separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts.
DECOMPOSE, verb. Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process".
DECOMPOSE, verb. Break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley