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English verb: decompose

1. decompose (change) separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts


Synonymsbreak down, break up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)separate


Narrower (hyponym)crack, digest, dissociate


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. decompose (change) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current


SamplesThe particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process.


Synonymsdecay, disintegrate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Verb groupdisintegrate


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. decompose (change) break down


SamplesThe bodies decomposed in the heat.


Synonymsmolder, moulder, rot


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)biodegrade, hang









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