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decompound


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decompound  \De`com*pound"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decompounded}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Decompounding}.]  [Pref.  de-  (intens.  in 
  sense  1)  +  compound,  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  compound  or  mix  with  that  is  already  compound;  to 
  compound  a  second  time. 
 
  2.  To  reduce  to  constituent  parts  to  decompose. 
 
  It  divides  and  decompounds  objects  into  .  .  .  parts 
  --Hazlitt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decompound  \De`com*pound"\,  a.  [Pref.  de-  (intens.)  +  compound, 
  a.] 
  1.  Compound  of  what  is  already  compounded;  compounded  a 
  second  time. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Several  times  compounded  or  divided,  as  a  leaf  or 
  stem;  decomposite. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decompound  \De`com*pound"\,  n. 
  A  decomposite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decompound 
  adj  :  of  a  compound  leaf;  consisting  of  divisions  that  are 
  themselves  compound 




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