Origin of decomposed
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 decomposed
He preferred the decomposed granite soil in the valley facing False Bay, claimed it, and named it Constantia.Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine|Jordan Salcito|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some 100,000 kilograms of decomposed corpses were transported to an estimated 30 secondary burial sites.The Bosnia Atrocities, the World’s Greatest Forensic Puzzle|J.P. O’Malley|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“The article appears to consist in whole or in part of a filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance,” noted the official report form.
In another moment he had revealed a fragment of decomposed quartz, like discolored honeycombed cheese, half filling the pan.From Sand Hill to Pine|Bret Harte
It was in a flexed position, head west, skull and the bones of the upper part of the body broken and decomposed.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley|Harlan Ingersoll Smith
And that on that account the atoms which he considers as the ultimate simple constituents of matter cannot be decomposed.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya|Translator: George Thibaut
The fused salts conducted, and were decomposed; but hydrogen always appeared at the negative electrode.Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1|Michael Faraday
The plants affect a sandy soil or one of decomposed granite.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons