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decomposing


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decomposing 
  adj  :  becoming  rotten;  "a  field  covered  with  thousands  of 
  decomposing  bodies";  "John  Brown's  body  lies 
  a-moldering  in  the  grave";  "rotting  animal  flesh  is 
  attractive  to  vultures"  [syn:  {moldering},  {mouldering}, 
  {rotting}] 




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