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decompound

[ verb dee-kuhm-pound; adjective dee-kom-pound, dee-kom-pound, -kuhm- ]
/ verb ˌdi kəmˈpaʊnd; adjective diˈkɒm paʊnd, ˌdi kɒmˈpaʊnd, -kəm- /
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verb (used with object)
to decompose.
Obsolete. to compound a second or further time.
adjective
Botany. divided into compound divisions.
composed of compounds the parts of which are also compounds, as a bipinnate leaf.
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Origin of decompound

First recorded in 1605–15; de- + compound1

OTHER WORDS FROM decompound

un·de·com·pound·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decompound

decompound
/ (ˌdiːkəmˈpaʊnd) /

adjective
(of a compound leaf) having leaflets consisting of several distinct parts
made up of one or more compounds
verb
a less common word for decompose
obsolete to mix with or form from one or more compounds
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