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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.

decomposed

(ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊzd)
adj
having been subject to decomposition
Translations

decomposed

[ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊzd] adj [body, plant] → décomposé(e)

decomposed

adj (= rotten)verfault, faul; corpseverwest; foodverfault

decomposed

a. descompuesto-a; [food] podrido-a, putrefacto-a.
References in classic literature ?
In their turn, again, these rings of cosmical matter, excited by a rotary motion about the central mass, would have been broken up and decomposed into secondary nebulosities, that is to say, into planets.
The stone was thus partly protected from the weather, though greatly decomposed.
These alleys are paved with stone, and carpeted with deceased cats, and decayed rags, and decomposed vegetable- tops, and remnants of old boots, all soaked with dish-water, and the people sit around on stools and enjoy it.
Evidently soil formed of decomposed lava had rested there, and in due course had become the receptacle of seeds deposited by birds.
In the sunlight her black costume looked greenish, with here and there threadbare patches where the stuff seemed decomposed by age into a velvety, black, furry state.
He understood that the bitterness accumulated in the heart of that helpless creature had got into her veins, and, like some subtle poison, had decomposed her fidelity to that hateful pair.
Or else it looked as if it had gradually decomposed into that nightmare condition, out of the overflowings of the polluted stream.
An out-cropping of decomposed granite not far from Numa suggested ammunition of a much more painful nature.
Peckham have shown that the sting of the wasp is NOT UNERRING, as Fabre alleges, that the number of stings is NOT CONSTANT, that sometimes the caterpillar is NOT PARALYZED, and sometimes it is KILLED OUTRIGHT, and that THE DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT APPARENTLY MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO THE LARVA, which is not injured by slight movements of the caterpillar, nor by consuming food decomposed rather than fresh caterpillar.
You're very snug here,' said Mr Dennis, pulling out a mouldy pocket-handkerchief, which looked like a decomposed halter, and wiping his forehead in a nervous manner.
A murder probe was launched yesterday after the badly decomposed body of a man was found in a flat.
Key statements polymer having a carbon-carbon double bond in a main chain is decomposed by subjecting the carbon-carbon double bond to oxidative cleavage using an oxidizing agent such as periodic acid to decrease the molecular weight, polymer chains of the decomposed polymer are combined by changing acido-basic properties such that a system containing the decomposed polymer becomes basic when acidic and becomes acidic when basic, and a modified polymer in which the structure has been changed is obtained.