[ UK /dˌiːkəmpˈə‍ʊz/ ]
[ US /ˌdikəmˈpoʊz/ ]
  1. break down
    The bodies decomposed in the heat
  2. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process
  3. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
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How To Use decompose In A Sentence

  • It is suggested that ad libitum feeding conditions decrease NAD availability which also decreases metabolism of the triose phosphate glycolytic intermediates, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate and dihydroxyacetone-phosphate, which can spontaneously decompose into methylglyoxal MG. The low-fat diet cascade | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • When organic matters (resins, waxes, oils) are decomposed by inorganic solutions, one speaks of "saponification". 4. Selection of Chemicals
  • I am having this recurring nightmare that I will be stuck in traffic for so long that I will die and my body decompose beyond recognition before anyone notices.
  • By rolling down the cover crop in spring instead of mowing it, the cover crop takes longer to decompose and becomes a weed-suppressing mulch.
  • The tomato began to decompose after half a day in the sun.
  • Microbes decompose organic waste into a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide.
  • As the mulch decomposes in the summer heat, add more to maintain optimal mulch depth.
  • _ It has been shewn by Dr. Priestley and Mr. Ingenhouz that the green matter at the bottom of cisterns, and the fresh leaves of plants immersed in water, give out considerable quantities of vital air in the sun-shine; that is, the perspirable matter of plants (which is water much divided in its egress from their minute pores) becomes decomposed by the sun's light, and converted into two kinds of air, the vital and inflammable airs. The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation
  • The fertiliser releases nutrients gradually as bacteria decompose it.
  • At first they saw only the little hand - the fist, decomposed but stretching out of the shallow grave.
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