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decompose


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decompose  \De`com*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decomposed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Decomposing}.]  [Cf.  F.  d['e]composer.  Cf 
  {Discompose}.] 
  To  separate  the  constituent  parts  of  to  resolve  into 
  original  elements;  to  set  free  from  previously  existing  forms 
  of  chemical  combination;  to  bring  to  dissolution;  to  rot  or 
  decay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decompose  \De`com*pose"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  resolved  or  returned  from  existing  combinations;  to 
  undergo  dissolution;  to  decay;  to  rot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decompose 
  v  1:  separate  into  constituent  elements  or  parts  [syn:  {break  up}] 
  2:  lose  a  stored  charge,  magnetic  flux,  or  current;  of 
  particles  [syn:  {disintegrate},  {decay}] 
  3:  break  down  "The  bodies  decomposed  in  the  heat"  [syn:  {rot}, 
  {molder},  {moulder}] 




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