[verb dee-kuh m-pound; adjective dee-kom-pound, dee-kom-pound, -kuh m-]
verb (used with object)
Obsolete. to compound a second or further time.
disintegrate, dissolve, explore, scrutinize, inspect, examine, investigate, dissect, resolve, determine, parse, anatomize, separate, distill, atomize, study, decompose, divide, part, hydrolyze
Origin of decompound
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If you propose to decompound Soap by means thereof, you must first dissolve it in a sufficient quantity of water.
As Acids have a greater affinity than any other substance with Alkalis, they may be very effectually employed to decompound Soap.
(of a compound leaf) having leaflets consisting of several distinct parts
made up of one or more compounds
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