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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 ?
Beyond a certain limit no mechanical disruption of the body could hasten the process of decomposition.
Thus they die in the open air; and at the end of ten days they are in a forward state of decomposition.
It is frequently mixed with marl, and with marine substances in a state of decomposition.
Stopcocks, of which one has an orifice twice the size of the other, communicate between these receptacles and a fourth one, which is called the mixture reservoir, since in it the two gases obtained by the decomposition of the water do really commingle.
There was but little decomposition, a fact attributed to some preservative property in the mineral-bearing soil.
Glittering particles of mica were visible in the earth about it--vestiges of its decomposition.
Although the fertile soil, resulting from the decomposition of the volcanic rocks, supports a rank vegetation, yet the climate is not favourable to any production which requires much sunshine to ripen it.
Some other remains, preserved from decomposition by the grape system, told me that the grapes were of a peculiar breed, highly medicinal in their nature, and that they were counted out and administered by the grape-doctors as methodically as if they were pills.
I even went the length of communicating the opinion of the surgeon consulted, that some chemical means of arresting decomposition had been used and had only partially succeeded-- and I asked her point-blank if the surgeon was right?
Consider, I said, Glaucon, that even the badness of food, whether staleness, decomposition, or any other bad quality, when confined to the actual food, is not supposed to destroy the body; although, if the badness of food communicates corruption to the body, then we should say that the body has been destroyed by a corruption of itself, which is disease, brought on by this; but that the body, being one thing, can be destroyed by the badness of food, which is another, and which does not engender any natural infection-- this we shall absolutely deny?
One by one the remaining brutes stretched themselves upon the bubbling decomposition that covered the mass of bones upon the floor of their den, until but a single apt remained awake.
Some had eaten until their abdomens were so distended that I thought they must burst, for beside the thag there had been fully a hundred antelopes of various sizes and varied degrees of decomposition, which they had unearthed from bur-ial beneath the floors of their lairs to grace the banquet-board.