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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.

decompose

(ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz)
vb
1. (Biology) to break down (organic matter) or (of organic matter) to be broken down physically and chemically by bacterial or fungal action; rot
2. (Chemistry) chem to break down or cause to break down into simpler chemical compounds
3. (Chemistry) to break up or separate into constituent parts
4. (Mathematics) (tr) maths to express in terms of a number of independent simpler components, as a set as a canonical union of disjoint subsets, or a vector into orthogonal components
ˌdecomˈposable adj
ˌdecomˌposaˈbility n
decomposition n

de•com•pose

(ˌdi kəmˈpoʊz)

v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
1. to separate or resolve into constituent parts or elements; disintegrate.
v.i.
2. to rot; putrefy.
[1745–55; < French décomposer]
de`com•pos′a•ble, adj.
de`com•po•si′tion (-kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən) n.
syn: See decay.

decompose


Past participle: decomposed
Gerund: decomposing

Imperative
decompose
decompose
Present
I decompose
you decompose
he/she/it decomposes
we decompose
you decompose
they decompose
Preterite
I decomposed
you decomposed
he/she/it decomposed
we decomposed
you decomposed
they decomposed
Present Continuous
I am decomposing
you are decomposing
he/she/it is decomposing
we are decomposing
you are decomposing
they are decomposing
Present Perfect
I have decomposed
you have decomposed
he/she/it has decomposed
we have decomposed
you have decomposed
they have decomposed
Past Continuous
I was decomposing
you were decomposing
he/she/it was decomposing
we were decomposing
you were decomposing
they were decomposing
Past Perfect
I had decomposed
you had decomposed
he/she/it had decomposed
we had decomposed
you had decomposed
they had decomposed
Future
I will decompose
you will decompose
he/she/it will decompose
we will decompose
you will decompose
they will decompose
Future Perfect
I will have decomposed
you will have decomposed
he/she/it will have decomposed
we will have decomposed
you will have decomposed
they will have decomposed
Future Continuous
I will be decomposing
you will be decomposing
he/she/it will be decomposing
we will be decomposing
you will be decomposing
they will be decomposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decomposing
you have been decomposing
he/she/it has been decomposing
we have been decomposing
you have been decomposing
they have been decomposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decomposing
you will have been decomposing
he/she/it will have been decomposing
we will have been decomposing
you will have been decomposing
they will have been decomposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decomposing
you had been decomposing
he/she/it had been decomposing
we had been decomposing
you had been decomposing
they had been decomposing
Conditional
I would decompose
you would decompose
he/she/it would decompose
we would decompose
you would decompose
they would decompose
Past Conditional
I would have decomposed
you would have decomposed
he/she/it would have decomposed
we would have decomposed
you would have decomposed
they would have decomposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decompose - separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
digest - soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
dissociate - to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms; "acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"
crack - reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
2.decompose - lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
disintegrate - cause to undergo fission or lose particles
3.decompose - break downdecompose - break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
biodegrade - break down naturally through the action of biological agents; "Plastic bottles do not biodegrade"
hang - suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"
decay - undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

decompose

verb
1. rot, spoil, corrupt, crumble, decay, perish, fester, corrode, moulder, go bad, putrefy foods which decompose and rot
2. break down, break up, crumble, deteriorate, fall apart, disintegrate, degenerate Plastics take years to decompose.

decompose

verb
1. To reduce or become reduced to pieces or components:
2. To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
Translations
يُحَلِّل، يَتَحَلَّل
rozkládat serozložit
rådne
kõdunemalagundama
hajottaalahotamaatuamädäntyämädätä
elrothad
rotna
ardomoji medžiagairimasskaidomoji medžiaga
sairttrūdēt
çürü mek

decompose

[ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz]
A. VT (= rot) → descomponer, pudrir

decompose

[ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz] vi [body, plant] → se décomposer

decompose

vt (Chem, Phys) → zerlegen; (= rot)zersetzen
vizerlegt werden; (= rot)sich zersetzen

decompose

[ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz]
1. videcomporsi
2. vtdecomporre

decompose

(diːkəmˈpouz) verb
(of vegetable or animal matter) to (cause to) decay or rot. Corpses decompose quickly in heat.
decomposition (diːkompəˈziʃən) noun
ˌdecomˈposer noun
something that causes a substance to rot or break up into simpler parts.

de·com·pose

v. descomponerse, corromperse; [food] podrirse, pudrirse.
References in classic literature ?
He saw that the skin was beautiful, which appealed to his barbaric sense of ornamentation, and when it stiffened and later commenced to decompose because of his having no knowledge of how to cure or tan it was with sorrow and regret that he discarded it.
Noirtier,' the helpless old man, at the tender mercies of the weakest creature in the household, that is, his grandchild, Valentine; a dumb and frozen carcass, in fact, living painlessly on, that time may be given for his frame to decompose without his consciousness of its decay.
He momentarily fulfilled all Fanshaw's fable of an old piratical Admiral; though the details seemed afterwards to decompose into accidents.
The first contains about twenty-five gallons of water, to which I add a few drops of sulphuric acid, so as to augment its capacity as a conductor of electricity, and then I decompose it by means of a powerful Buntzen battery.
There have been such men in the police--men naturally endowed with that faculty of mental analysis which can decompose a mystery, resolve it into its component parts, and find the clue at the bottom, no matter how remote from ordinary observation it may be.
The Departments of Zoology and Plant Molecular Biology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Plant Genomics of the Delhi University, the Argonne National Laboratory and the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Chicago have found that some bacteria can decompose HCH residues as their genes have undergone an evolution.
Low decompose temperature of the Technology not only enables the processing waste liquid at low cost, but also does not corrode the furnace due to inorganic carbonates that are fusible salts do not melt in the furnace.
On the one hand, packaging from biodegradable plastic takes a long time to decompose, which makes it unsuitable for industrial composting plants, and on the other it can't be fed into the recycling process for conventional plastics either.
Developing a system where AdBlue could be mixed in with diesel fuel at the refinery was considered, but testing showed the solution began to decompose during the combustion process, degrading its capability to form ammonia for aftertreatment purposes.
Tokyo, Japan) has patented a protein having saponin-decomposing activity, more specifically a protein which can decompose a glycoside having soyasapogenol B as an aglycone to produce soyasapogenol B, a polynucleotide encoding such a protein, and a method of producing soyasapogenol B on a large scale using the same.
When biodegradable materials decompose they add C[O.
From 12-year-old Haruka, who invented an environmentally friendly paper dog-poop scooper that allowed the waste to decompose (unlike plastic bags, which sealed the waste and prevented it from decomposing in landfills), to 11-year-old Tilly, who spotted the warning signs of a tsunami in Thailand and helped save 100 people, to Izidor, a maltreated Romanian orphan adopted by an American couple who devoted his young adult and adult life to bringing international attention to the plight of fellow orphans and improving their living conditions.