verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of compost
Related Words for compostingimpregnate, enrich, mulch, compost, propagate, inseminate, germinate, pollinate, feed, manure, fructify, fecundate, beget, breed, cover, procreate, treat, dress, generate, lime
Examples from the Web for composting
Historical Examples of composting
Growers do not all follow the same method of fermenting or composting the manure.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The composting of manure by gardeners is not a practice to be copied on most farms.
By any of the foregoing methods, muck may be prepared for use in composting.
To make a long story short, turn your leaves into money by composting them.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
The appearance of the apparatus required for composting, and the compost laid up, may be better shown by the following figure.
Word Origin for compost
late 14c., compote, from Old French composte "mixture of leaves, manure, etc., for fertilizing land" (13c.), also "condiment," from Vulgar Latin *composita, noun use of fem. of Latin compositus, past participle of componere "to put together" (see composite). The fertilizer sense is attested in English from 1580s, and the French word in this sense is a 19th century borrowing from English.
"make into compost," 1829, from compost (n.). Related: Composted; composting.