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English Dictionary: decompose by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
decompose
v
  1. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    Synonym(s): decompose, break up, break down
  2. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
    Synonym(s): disintegrate, decay, decompose
  3. break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
    Synonym(s): decompose, rot, molder, moulder
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Decompose \De`com*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decomposed}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Decomposing}.] [Cf. F. d[82]composer. Cf.
      {Discompose}.]
      To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into
      original elements; to set free from previously existing forms
      of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or
      decay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Decompose \De`com*pose"\, v. i.
      To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to
      undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.
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