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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OTHER WORDS FROM decomposede·com·pos·a·ble, adjectivede·com·pos·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·de·com·pos·a·ble, adjective
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Within the peat — packed remains of partially decomposed plants — oxygen-bearing organic compounds called cellulose contain clues to the climate history of the region.Bering Sea winter ice shrank to its lowest level in 5,500 years in 2018|Carolyn Gramling|September 3, 2020|Science News
Don’t let it decompose in nature or “fertilize” someone’s yard.
Studies of how bodies decompose underwater suggest that if the thalattosaur was a carcass when the ichthyosaur found it, the prey’s limbs would have rotted off before its tail, the authors argue.This ichthyosaur died after devouring a creature nearly as long as itself|Maria Temming|August 20, 2020|Science News
Tropical peatlands are permanently flooded forests where fallen leaves and branches accumulate for centuries rather than decomposing.
Left to decompose, trash and recycling break down into methane or carbon dioxide.
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
The question before us, then, is this: how quickly does a dead person decompose?L.A. Hotel Scare: How Sick Will You Get From a Corpse in Water Supply?|Kent Sepkowitz|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead, as the body began to decompose, she spread baking soda on the floorboards to mask the smell.
By this time the husks will have begun to decompose and darken the kernels.
Mineral acids decompose it, with the evolution of sulphuretted hydrogen.
A strong heat will decompose this lunar nitre, and recover the silver.
Remember that the hanging of meat is for the purpose of allowing it to begin to decompose.
Betton's eyes, fixed on him, saw his face decompose like a substance touched by some powerful acid.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton