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decompound

[verb dee-kuh m-pound; adjective dee-kom-pound, dee-kom-pound, -kuh m-] /verb ˌdi kəmˈpaʊnd; adjective diˈkɒm paʊnd, ˌdi kɒmˈpaʊnd, -kəm-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to decompose.
2.
Obsolete. to compound a second or further time.
adjective
3.
Botany. divided into compound divisions.
4.
composed of compounds the parts of which are also compounds, as a bipinnate leaf.
Origin of decompound
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; de- + compound1
Related forms
undecompounded, adjective
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decompound

/ˌdiːkəmˈpaʊnd/
adjective
1.
(of a compound leaf) having leaflets consisting of several distinct parts
2.
made up of one or more compounds
verb
3.
a less common word for decompose
4.
(obsolete) to mix with or form from one or more compounds
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