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  Definition of Decompose
  1. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
  2. break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
  3. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
Similar Words: break up, break down, rot, molder, moulder, disintegrate, decay

 

Hyponyms: digest, dissociate, crack, hang

 

Grouped Verbs: disintegrate

 

Derivational Morphology: decomposition, decomposition reaction, rot, rotting, putrefaction, decay, radioactive decay, disintegration, decline

 

 
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