verb (used with object), de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing.
Origin of decompose
Examples from the Web for decomposable
The old alchemists, who thought that gold was decomposable and therefore creatable, shrank from the idea of producing the diamond.The Alkahest|Honore de Balzac
The molecule of Avogadro has always been a decomposable particle.The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry|M. M. Pattison Muir
Manifestly, decomposable states of consciousness cannot exist before the states of consciousness out of which they are composed.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
On the other hand, if this stratum is soft or decomposable it will show as a depression, or "sag" as it is called.Every-day Science: Volume VI. The Conquest of Nature|Henry Smith Williams