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

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