8 thoughts on “ Decompose

  1. The verb decompose means to break down or decay, like tree leaves that decompose into dirt, or cell phone batteries that decompose, resulting in more frequent charging for the user. You know that the prefix de- means "remove" or "undo." And something that's composed is made up of parts.
  2. ‘Leaves decompose quickly, which can turn water murky and even make it smelly.’ ‘Submerged leaves decompose quickly and can cause scummy bacteria to form.’ ‘The days when organic food conjured up images of overpriced vegetables decomposing before the eyes are well and truly over.’.
  3. [intransitive, transitive] decompose (something) (into something) (chemistry) (of a chemical compound) to break down something into smaller and simpler parts; to break a substance down into smaller and simpler parts Water decomposes into oxygen and hydrogen. As the waste materials decompose, they produce methane gas.
  4. “The projected light is broken down on each ring, light rays come to life in a scenic dance, made of shadows circulating around the central heart.”.
  5. How is the word decompose different from other verbs like it? Some common synonyms of decompose are decay, putrefy, rot, and spoil. While all these words mean "to undergo destructive dissolution," decompose stresses a breaking down by chemical change and when applied to organic matter a corruption. the strong odor of decomposing vegetation.
  6. Learner's definition of DECOMPOSE 1: to cause something (such as dead plants and the bodies of dead animals) to be slowly destroyed and broken down by natural processes, chemicals, etc.
  7. DECOMPOSE Meaning: "to separate into components," from de- "opposite of" + compose (v.) in the sense of "make or form by See definitions of decompose.
  8. Definition to break up or separate into constituent parts Plastics take years to decompose.

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