verb (used with object), de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing.
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Small, white, acid, permanent needles; not decomposable by water.Merck's 1899 Manual
Merck & Co.
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
Manifestly, decomposable states of consciousness cannot exist before the states of consciousness out of which they are composed.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects
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
The molecule of Avogadro has always been a decomposable particle.The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry
M. M. Pattison Muir