verb (used with object), de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing.
Related formsde·com·pos·a·ble, adjectivede·com·pos·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·de·com·pos·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for decompose
He wants to take the fingers, let them decompose, then take the bones and make a finger bone necklace out of it.‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See|Andrew Romano|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, as the body began to decompose, she spread baking soda on the floorboards to mask the smell.
Other things, not living bodies, decompose or make combinations, but cease thereby to be what they were.Landmarks of Scientific Socialism|Friedrich Engels
But clay, as we know from its use in making porcelain, is very infusible and difficult to decompose.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Other metals, such as magnesium and iron, decompose water rapidly, but only at higher temperatures.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
You cannot get anything out of iron but iron; you cannot decompose iron.The Story of a Tinder-box|Charles Meymott Tidy
The best fat for digestion is one which does not decompose or break down at frying temperature.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil