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Definition of 'decompose'

Verb

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


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