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de·com·pose

 (dē′kəm-pōz′)
v. de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing, de·com·pos·es
v.tr.
1. To separate into components or basic elements.
2. To cause to rot.
v.intr.
1. To become broken down into components; disintegrate.
2. To decay; rot or putrefy. See Synonyms at decay.

de′com·pos′a·bil′i·ty n.
de′com·pos′a·ble adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decomposable - capable of being partitioned
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
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