HyperDic: decompose

English > 3 senses of the word decompose:
VERBchangedecompose, break up, break downseparate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
changedecompose, disintegrate, decaylose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
changedecompose, rot, molder, moulderbreak down
decompose > pronunciation
Soundsdiy.kahmpow'z
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > decompose: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningseparate (substances) into constituent elements or parts.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbreak up, break down
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowercrackReduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
digestsoften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
dissociateTo undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
Spanishdescomponer
Catalandescompondre
Nounsdecomposition(chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
English > decompose: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningLose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsdisintegrate, decay
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Similar todisintegrateCause to undergo fission or lose particles
Spanishdescomponerse, desintegrarse, deteriorarse, pudrirse
Catalandescompondre's, desintegrar-se, deteriorar-se, podrir-se
English > decompose: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningbreak down.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Example"The bodies decomposed in the heat"
Synonymsrot, molder, moulder
Narrowerbiodegradebreak down naturally through the action of biological agents
hangsuspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
BroaderdecayUndergo decay or decomposition
Spanishcorromperse, corromper, descomponerse, descomponer, desintegrarse, hacerse polvo, podrir, pudrirse, pudrir
Catalancorrompre's, descompondre's, podrir
Nounsdecompositionthe organic phenomenon of rotting
decomposition(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

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