decompose - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz/
present tense
I/you/we/theydecompose
he/she/itdecomposes
present participledecomposing
past tensedecomposed
past participledecomposed
  1. 2
    science if a chemical compound decomposes, it separates into the smaller parts that it consists of
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derived word

decomposition

 

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/ˌdiːkɒmpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]