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
Synonyms for decompose
Related Words for decomposedisintegrate, decay, molder, dissolve, fester, taint, crumble, turn, spoil, putrefy, anatomize, resolve, separate, dissect, distill, atomize, decompound
Examples from the Web for decompose
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 26, 2014
Instead, as the body began to decompose, she spread baking soda on the floorboards to mask the smell.The Mummy Rode Shotgun
October 31, 2010
Historical Examples of decompose
When the snow melted it looked like blood, as the red particles do not decompose.The Field of Ice
The city will be a charnel house when these bodies start to decompose.The End of Time
You cannot get anything out of iron but iron; you cannot decompose iron.The Story of a Tinder-box
Charles Meymott Tidy
By this time the husks will have begun to decompose and darken the kernels.
But if they do decompose, then it is not into any elements of Matter and physical energy.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence