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com·post

 (kŏm′pōst′)
n.
A mixture of organic matter, as from leaves and manure, that has decayed or has been digested by organisms, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
tr.v. com·post·ed, com·post·ing, com·posts
1. To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
2. To fertilize with compost.

[Middle English composte, from Old French, mixture, compost, from Latin compositum, mixture, from neuter past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.]

compost

(ˈkɒmpɒst)
n
1. (Agriculture) a mixture of organic residues such as decomposed vegetation, manure, etc, used as a fertilizer
2. (Horticulture) a mixture, normally of plant remains, peat, charcoal, etc, in which plants are grown, esp in pots
3. rare a compound or mixture
vb (tr)
4. (Agriculture) to make (vegetable matter) into compost
5. (Agriculture) to fertilize with compost
[C14: from Old French compost, from Latin compositus put together; see composite]

com•post

(ˈkɒm poʊst)

n.
1. a mixture of decaying organic matter, as decomposing leaves, manure, kitchen scraps, etc., used for fertilizing soil.
2. a composition; compound.
v.t.
3. to use in compost; make compost of.
4. to apply compost to (soil).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin compositum, compositus composite; compare compote]
com′post•a•ble, adj.
com′post•er, n.

com·post

(kŏm′pōst′)
A mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it rot. Manure and other substances are often added to enrich the mixture or to speed its decomposition.

compost


Past participle: composted
Gerund: composting

Imperative
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we compost
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Preterite
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we composted
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they composted
Present Continuous
I am composting
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Present Perfect
I have composted
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Past Continuous
I was composting
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Past Perfect
I had composted
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have composted
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been composting
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Conditional
I would compost
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Past Conditional
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compost

1. A material either based on loam, peat or a peat substitute, such as coir, used for potting up plants in containers.
2. An organic material that results from the decomposition by bacteria and fungi of waste matter, such as grass clippings, prunings and leaves. It can be incorporated into the soil to act as a soil improver or used as a mulch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compost - a mixture of decaying vegetation and manurecompost - a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
composition - a mixture of ingredients
Verb1.compost - convert to compost; "compost organic debris"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"

compost

noun fertilizer, mulch, humus A wormery produces excellent compost.
Translations
خَليطٌ من الأوْراق والرَّوْث للتَّسْميد
kompostkompostovat
kompost
komposzt
safnhaugaáburîur
kompostas
komposts
kompostkompostere
kompostkompostovať

compost

[ˈkɒmpɒst]
B. CPD compost heap Nmontón m de desechos para formar el compost

compost

[ˈkɒmpɒst]
ncompost m compost bin, compost heap
vtcompostercompost bin n (in garden)bac m à compostcompost heap ntas m de compost

compost

nKompost m; compost heapKomposthaufen m

compost

[ˈkɒmpɒst] nconcime m

compost

(ˈkompost) , ((American) -poust) noun
rotting vegetable matter etc used as fertilizer.
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